In the words of Henry Ford “coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is a progress”. British Spring College has been keeping together, working together and achieving progress together since 2011 because we have an indefatigable, amiable, committed, student/teacher-friendly and beautiful school director in the person of Lady Uju Linda Dike.
Born on 7th February, 1975 into the family of Dr Sir and Lady G.N. Iheaku at Onitsha in Anambra state, Lady Dike hails from Osina/Urualla of Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo state. Our doyenne bagged a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and has worked in the bank for ten years.
Her unwavering pursuit of quality academic assurance in Nigeria led her to do a post-graduate diploma and a master degree in Education Leadership at the Leicester of University, United Kingdom. She has attended many management courses in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. As Nigerians continue to search for solutions to the decay in our education sector, Lady Dike presents herself and her philosophy of life as the solutions. She began her journey into education leadership of schools in 2005 with the establishment of Springfield Academy located at No. 30, New Nkisi Road GRA, Onitsha. Since then, success and the favour of God have remained with the school from its formative years to this year. Springfield Academy is one of the famous primary schools in Nigeria. Fantastically, the school has represented Anambra state at the National level of Nigerian-Turkish International Mathematics Competition since 2008 to 2017.
In 2014, under the auspices of Springfield Academy, she received a meritorious award: “Outstanding Private Schools Merit Award” from the House of Representatives in recognition of her remarkable standard in knowledge impartation and effective school administration. Mrs Uju Dike belongs to several church associations and she has been recognized with several awards at different times. This great woman of valour is an inspirer and a great achiever whose hard work and resilience in the education of young children have ingrained her name in the history of Nigeria. If millions of odes would be written about her to deface the unsung heroine in her, it would become glaring to everyone that she is indeed an iconic personality of quintessential endowment in our evolving world. Drawing from her Igbo cosmological view, it was Chinua Achebe who said that “when one thing stands, another stands beside it”. Lady Obianuju Dike attributes her numerous achievements to the unparalleled support of her lovely husband, Sir Chijioke Dike and she tells it to whoever cares to listen. Their marriage is blessed with four children.