Yesteryears, Ritman Group of Companies was just a concept - a dream. I nursed the dream and had the vision of a large expanse of land developed into a service - oriented undertaking. By the grace of the Almighty God, that concept, that dream and that vision has today, been transformed into reality. Today, the large expanse of land I had been asking God for has been granted.

In 1987, Ritman Nigeria Limited was born. From then, Gracib Investments Limited (Farms), Ritman Nursery/Primary School, Ritman College (Boarding) and Ritman College (Non-boarding) are the concrete outcomes of a vision strengthened by clarity and focus. There is also a proposed Ritman University in the offing. Management has considered it worthwhile to package a documentary of the achievements of the Ritman Family for posterity in the Ritman College Year Book which has become one of the organs for information dissemination. Kindly lay hands on this yearly documentary for a reflection on our activities and programmes.

To accommodate the admission demand of more students in the boarding and non-boarding schools respectively, the school has constructed new academic blocks and dormitories and other relevant facility. To develop the children in morals and learning, the school imbibes religious virtues and worships in relevant faith of the child. Awareness creation and sensitization seminars are professionally mounted for the children on topical issues. Several excursions are embarked upon by the various college clubs under staff guidance which are very rewarding. We have won several laurels in sports and debates to date. The results of the Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations from 2007/2008 when the first External Examination was written to present, Ritman College has recorded very impressive and outstanding successes in all the examinations. Ritman College had the overall best result in the 2013 National Examination Council (NECO) Examination in Akwa Ibom State. With these great achievements recorded so far one would have realized that Ritman College is evolving from one glorious realm to another. With its quality and experienced teachers, conducive learning environment, constant electricity and water supplies, remarkable refectory, well equipped laboratories, modern library with e-learning, well-furnished classrooms and dormitories, Ritman College stands out among the best private secondary schools in Nigeria. Let us all continue to join hands together to uplift education in this country and regain its lost glory. Excellence and Service to Humanity are the Family virtues in the Five Star Ritman Group. Together, we can sustain them.

You are welcome!

Senator Emamnuel Ibok Essien, FNSE
Chairman Ritman College Board of Governors