Motto: The motto of our school is “Lumen Christi Mundo Ferens”
Pope John Paul II Model Secondary School is located at Umunagbor Amagbor Ihitte in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state, Nigeria. Umunagbor Amagbor Ihitte lies about 42km west of Owerri. The school land at inception in November 2006 was donated to Ahiara Diocese by Umunagbor Community. His Lordship Late Rev. Dr. V.A Chikwe was the pioneer proprietor of the school. He made some compensation to those who freely donated their lands. The take-off grant for the school project was sponsored by the Germans under the Auspices of Ecumenical one Word Circle – Saint Nikolaus Wolbeck care of Mrs Ingrid Sieverding, Muster. Rev. Fr. Dr. Sylvester Ihuoma, the Co-ordinator of the project between Ahiara Diocese and the Germans is also rendering financial assistance through his foundation known as SFV- Ausbildungshilfe Mbaise/Afrika e.v Muster. A voluntary organization in Ahiara Diocese known as Mbaise Educational Development forum was charged with the execution of the project. The school opened for formal classes on Friday 24th of November, 2006. Our school is a Mission school owned and run by the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara Mbaise. Although the school does not refuse the admission of non-catholics, the school is run as a Catholic mission school. The Diocese makes use of proper and seasoned personnel to run the school. Both the Clergy and Laity are involved in the running of the school. The school is a properly co-ordinated co-educational boarding school. Their hostels are quit apart. While the girls’ hostel life is managed by a Matron and three other female assistants, The Boys’ hostel life is managed by some catholic Senior Seminarians. At the helm of affairs is the Principal and his assistant (who are both catholic Priests) including a Deacon. They all live together in the school working as a team.