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Archbishop Patterson Seminary, Igbariam was founded by Rt. Reverend Professor Anthony O. Nkwoka, Professor Anthony Nkwoka who was the Bishop of the Niger west Diocese. Before the school was established, Reverend Igweze and some members of the church fought an epic battle with some people of the town who were not favorably disposed towards the establishment of a Seminary school in the present site of the school.
The land where the school is currently situated was given to the church by the village, but was unlawfully seized from the church. Reverend Igweze fought tooth and nail to recover the land. The priest and some members of the church, Mr. Omumu Nzekwesi and Issac Madubonu, met with Igwe Nkeli and informed him of the intention of the church to set up a Seminary school in the town. Igwe Nkeli was favourably disposed towards their intention and told them to go ahead with their plans.
Reverend Tochukwu Igweze and his group then met with the land overseers of the town and informed them of the intention of the church to set up a Seminary school in the town. The land overseers did not welcome the idea wholeheartedly. Some of them vehemently kicked against the idea, but at the end, it was agreed that the church would be given a piece of land to build a seminary school. The church was asked to choose a site for the school and the present site of the school, which initially belonged to the church, was chosen.
The clearing of the site began in earnest to the consternation of members of the land overseers who were not in support of establishing a school on the site.  Since no classroom had been erected on the site, Igwe Nkeli gave out his factory, without charging any fee, so that the school would successfully take off. Before the school started off, there was a meeting of the pioneer staff. Posts were assigned to members of the group. Reverend Canon Tochukwu Igweze was the first Principal of the school as well as the parish priest of St. Simons Anglican Church Igbariam.
          The school started officially with four students in JSS1 in the year 2008. The school later increased to fifteen students. All the students lived in the boarding house and feeding was very expensive. Philanthropist had to donate money and food in order to make sure the school survived.
          When the management of the school began to erect structures, in the permanent site of the school, members of the land overseers who were against the erection of the school on the site went and demolished the erected structures. It is disheartening to note that a member of the church, Mr. Aron Ogoegbunam, lost his life in order to make sure that the wanton demolition of erected structures in the school did not continue. Mr. Ogoebunam was furious when he received the news of the demolition of erected structures in the school. He marched to the school to confront the enemies of progress, but did not get there. He collapsed on the way, vomited blood, momentarily, and gave up the ghost.  Complaints were made to Igwe Nkeli. He threatened to deal ruthlessly with the detractors and all antagonism, towards the fledgling school, ceased. Structures began to spring up at the new site, unabated. The intention of the management of the school was to spend six months at Igwe Nkeli’s factory, but ended up spending seven years there.
Reverend Igweze achieved quite a lot during his tenure as the principal of the school. The present site of the school, which was virtually a jungle, when the school was relocated to the permanent site, was transformed to a place decent enough for the habitation of students. Reverend Igweze built the school block, the toilet and bathroom block as well as the incomplete classroom block. He equally sunk the school well, Bishop Nkwoka fenced the school and built the school hostel. It was also during his tenure, as principal, that the school got a bus from Governor Peter Obi.
When the new bishop of Niger West Diocese, the Rt. Revd. Johnson Nwaohalama Ekwe (JP) was enthroned in June, 2015, Reverend Canon Tochukwu Igweze was transferred to Virgin Mary Convent, Umueri and Reverend Canon Sylvanius Onyeachulam took over as the new principal in the 2016. In his dream to transform the school into a model Seminary, he fixed the imposing school gate which was donated to the school by a philanthropist, Chief G.I Ejiofor. He equally built the security post and the newly completed hall. Reverend Canon Onyeachulam is currently plastering the floor of the hostel and equally putting modern ceiling boards to make the hostel more habitable. Recently, he painted the hostel and he is currently embarking on series of beautification projects in the school in order to make it a model Seminary that would be the envy of all which is in line with the dreams of Reverend Canon T.A Igweze and Rt. Reverend Professor Anthony O. Nkwoka the founding fathers of this great citadel of learning.  

Life in the School
Boarding System: Archbishop Patterson Seminary Igbariam is completely a boarding school. Day students are not admitted into the school. This gives room for an all-round formation of the boy-child.
The school has a well-ventilated hostels with a decent and hygienic water system toilet facilities. The borehole in the school is very efficient and supplies enough water to the school. A 25KVA electric generating sets are on standby to contain the inconsistencies of public power supply.
Our students are not allowed to cook in the hostel. They have their three square meals in the dining hall (Refectory) together. There they learn to eat together and interact intelligently with one another.
Spiritual Life
As an Anglican Seminary, the spiritual and moral life of the students are well catered for. Daily devotion and prayers (Morning and evening) are part of the students’ life here. Our students moves to church for Sunday worship and on weekly activities. Apart from the school Principal, the school has another priest posted to the school by the Proprietor as Chaplin, and other church teachers. They help the seminarian in spiritual aspect of their life
Academic Life:
Archbishop Patterson Seminary have carved a niche in education. The team of staff in the school are not only well qualified, but they have passion for their teaching profession. That is why almost every year, the announcement of our BECE and SSCE result is usually acknowledged and applauded by the parents during our PTA meetings with a standing ovation. To God be the glory.
Security of lives and property is the most important factor any establishment should never joke with. Our school is well secured with high wall with barb wires round the school. The school has good and well trained security personals for day watch and night watch.
Visiting days
Our visiting day: Second Saturday of every month between 11am and 5pm. Parents/guardians/relations are not allow in odd days to visit their ward.
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