THE NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL THAT HAS PRODUCED 3 GOVERNORS
Christ the King College, Onitsha (CKC), popularly known as CKC Onitsha, or Amaka Boys, is an all-boys secondary school in Onitsha. It was ranked the number 1 (the best) high school in Nigeria and 36th in the top 100 best high schools in Africa as of February 2014.
It was founded on 2nd February 1933, by the late Archbishop Charles Heerey, CSSP, and his fellow Irish missionaries. Bishop Heerey remained the proprietor of the school until his death in the spring of 1967.
The chief mission of the school is to develop indigenous manpower and leadership skills from the vast pool of Nigerian youths and in a Roman Catholic tradition and environment.
The first principal of the college was Rev Fr. Leo Brolly and the first student to be admitted into the college was Peter Charles Obi Nwagbogu.
The three governors CKC produced are Peter Obi, Willie Obiano and Peter Odili (of Rivers state).
other notable personalities that attended CKC Onitsha are:
>Olisa Agbakoba (born 29 May 1953) lawyer, former president of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, and human rights activist.
>Justice Anthony Aniagolu, judge and chairman of the 1988–89 Constituent Assembly
>Justice Chukwunweike Idigbe, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
>Archbishop Valerian M. Okeke Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Onitsha since 1 September 2003
>Dr. Pius N.C. Okigbo (6 February 1924 – 2000) economist from Ojoto
>John Munonye (April 1929 – 10 May 1999), one of the most prolific Nigerian literary writers of the 20th century, and author of The Only Son (African Writers Series) among many others.
>Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa (born 22 September 1924) (retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria), former Chairman of the Human Rights Violation and Investigation Commission (popularly called Oputa Panel)
>Prof. Patrick Utomi (b 6 February 1956) Founder Lagos Business School, African Democratic Congress presidential candidate (2007)
>Ezeolisa Allagoa 1st Indigenous Chief Judge of Old Rivers State and Amanyanabo of Neale.
Mr Oseloka H. Obaze, (b 9 April 1955) Diplomat, politician and author.
Dr. Philip Emeagwali.