The Story of Saint Finbarr’s College

Father Slattery’s Contributions to Education and Sports in Nigeria

by Deji Badiru



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781532051821
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781532051814

About the Book

The memory of the Rev. Denis Joseph Slattery is celebrated in this third book chronicling the history and achievements of Saint Finbarr’s College, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. Written by an alumnus of the college, the series examines the continuing efforts of Saint Finbarr’s College Old Boys Association to enliven the story of the institution and includes stories from numerous alumni who recall Father Slattery with fondness. The Rev. Slattery, an Irish priest, member of the Society of African Missions (a Roman Catholic missionary organization), and founder of the college, touched the lives of many students who have gone on to make significant personal and professional contributions to the world. In addition to educating students, the Rev. Slattery and his college made a huge difference in promoting the value of sportsmanship, discipline, and timeless values. While the Rev. Slattery died in 2003, his legacy can be seen throughout Nigeria and beyond. You’ll be inspired by how one person’s commitment can lead so many others to success when you read The Story of Saint Finbarr’s College.

About the Author

Deji Badiru is an award-winning author, educator, researcher, and administrator—as well as a former soccer player, coach, and professional engineer. He earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering, master of science in mathematics, and master of science in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University, a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a leadership certificate from the same university. He is also the author of Getting Things Done through Project Management; Physics of Soccer; and Physics of Soccer II.