Longest serving principal in Nigeria dies at 87

Reverend Father Angus Frase, who was the longest serving teacher and missionary in Nigeria, is dead. He was aged 87.

Frase died after a brief illness at Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough, United Kingdom, where he was receiving treatment.

In a statement released by Fr. Jude Ortese, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, it was noted that Fraser was the founding principal of Mount Saint Gabriel’s College, Markudi in 1971. He also founded the Via Christi Society.

''It was a day of sadness for the Catholic Church to have lost Revd. Fr Angus Fraser, the founding Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School (MSG) Makurdi and founder of Via Christi Society”.
The late Reverend Father who bagged the THISDAY award of the ‘Longest Serving Principal in Nigeria’ in Abeokuta in 2013, received a National Award of Member, Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR), in 2003 under the Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration and a ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ by the former US President, Bill Clinton as the ‘Best Teacher in Nigeria’ in the same year.

It was gathered that the late priest taught renowned politicians, technocrats, dons, musicians, and captains of industry.
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