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About Bigard

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Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu started as St. Paul's Seminary, Onitsha in 1922, at the initiative of Rt. Rev. Joseph Shanahan, the then Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate of Southern Nigeria. The seminary was, however, officially opened in 1924. The first senior seminarian that began his philosophical studies in the seminary was JohnCross Anyogu ...


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About the Rector

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Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Ukoro Theophilus Igwe, the Rector of Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, is a Catholic Priest of Abakaliki Diocese. He was born in Okposhi-Unwuoghara Ezza, in Ezza North L.G.A. of Ebonyi State. His journey to the Sacred Priesthood began in 1977 when he served for one year, teaching at St. Augustine’s Minor Seminary, Ezzamgbo...


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