Uchenna Odi

Mr. Uchenna Chukwuma Odi (June 19, 1976 – Sep. 19, 2006)

Uchenna Odi was a 3rd year University of Toronto student when he was involved in a fatal car accident that claimed his young, nascent mind.

Uchenna Academy was named in his honour.

A humble and tranquil young man, Uchenna belonged to a distinctive class of refined men in our society. His childhood was marked by a wealth of tactical ideas and optimistic attitude.  As a student all seemed kindly and good to him for with sovereign simplicity he invested everything with the glamour of his own childish idealism.   Uchenna left us at the prime of his life, however, his stainless character lives on.

“As the glow of descending sun lights up the mountain peak long after the sun itself has sunk behind the hills, so the works of the pure and the good shed light upon the world long after the actors themselves have passed away.”

Uchenna Academy was founded on a belief that all students should be supported through a variety of academic intervention strategies so that they may all have the opportunity to excel and pursue post secondary studies.

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The symbol of our school is the mythical Sankofa bird. It is a bird that is mid-flight, signifying continual progress, change and evolution. Sankofa bird is also looking backwards, signifying the necessity to remember our history. Much like a tree, our roots provide solid foundation which we can grow from and develop new connections as we age. Finally, the Sankofa bird holds an egg in its beak. The egg is the future, birth of a life which must be protected, nurtured & educated until it is emotionally, academically and economically mature enough to succeed.