Dr. Mrs. Caroline Offor is synonymous with school and its management. She is from Imo State in Ideato North LGA and married with four children, three sons and one daughter. She had her training both in Nigeria and overseas.
Building with creative energy and enthusiasm she is a consummated professional who started packaging her education career from Nursery/Primary in 1960 at Holy Rosary School Aba. She attended Holy Ghost Commercial School and had RSA in Book Keeping. She ended her Ordinary level grade in Ezeoke Girl’s Secondary School, Nsu where she had her WASC and did not stop at O level, she went to Alvan Ikoku College of Education and read Bio/Chem. Still versatile in her own endeavor, she went to University of Port-Harcourt and read Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling (Biology Minor). She is an educational researcher and she had her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Planning. Finally she bagged PhD in Educational Management in Pilgrims University Burlington North Carolina USA. She is not only academically inclined, but spiritually also because she is an ordained Pastor after her three years training at the Living Word Training Center in 2006.
She anchored her working days as far back as 1976 as a teacher at Ibeku High School, Umuahia, Class Teacher at Government College Owerri 1980. She also taught at Asa High School from 1981-1986 as a Class Teacher and because of her husband’s transfer to Lagos State she was employed by the Corona Trust Council Lagos and sent to Victoria Island School to teach as a Class Teacher 1986-1989. She was a head teacher in Montessori Int’l School in phase II GRA, Port Harcourt 1990-1993, before she came back to Umuahia.
Her dynamism, innovativeness and absolute commitment to duty emerged her attendance to several courses, seminars and workshops both in Nigeria and overseas. She has presented so many papers ranging from State to National levels which include: the Role of mothers in education of their children on gender equality; Understanding your emotions; Women in Ministry and Concept of Guidance and Counseling. Her ever increasing profile and achievements have attracted the respect and admiration of many people especially in the educational sector.
She is educationally and experientially qualified in the field of school management so she established the first Montessori Nursery/Primary School International in 1994 in Umuahia, the famous Caray Montessori School International, the first and the best. She uses Montessori system of education which is unique and her schools have enviable spiritual and academic standard.
Her education activities serve as a model for many in modern educational production. She has working experience ranging from being Account Clerk to Class Room Teacher, Head Teacher, Guidance and Counselor, Proprietress and Executive Director in the long awaited Caray College International Umuobia-Olokoro which has come to stay to help parents meet their aspiration for quality and all round education for their children due to her managerial style of administration.
This amiable lady of many good parts has received several honours and awards along the length and breadth of Nigeria and abroad such as Certificate on the use of Visual Aids in Children’s Ministry by Children Evangelism Ministry(CEM); Excellence in School Administration by Institute of Economic Management of Nigeria(IEFMN) in 2001. Also, Certificate award on merit in recognition of outstanding efforts towards the building walls of Education in Abia State by University of Nigeria(UNN); Certificate of Proficiency in the Methodology of teaching Mathematics and English Language at the Nursery and Primary School by Africana Nigeria Publisher(FEP) 25/10/98. Again, award of a patron of the Nigeria Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Area community Umuahia Abia State(2003) and the First Roll of Honour Individual Award Certificate for her contribution to the growth of human and material resources for National and Community Development by Abia Forum 24/6/05.