The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria was established at Calabar on 10th April, 1847 as Church of Scotland Mission (CSM). Since then, the church has made tremendous impact on our national development in the areas of education, human resource development, health, sports and printing.
For example Hope Waddell Training Institution established by the Presbyterian Church at Calabar trained the first Nigerian president. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe; Prof Eyo Ita (elected leader of then Eastern Nigeria Government in 1951); Dr Akanu Ibiam (Governor of Eastern Nigeria 1960-1966); Dennis Osadebey (pioneer Premier of the Mid Western Region); Vice Admiral Edet Akinwale Wey (former Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters); Prof Eni Njoku (pioneer vice chancellor of the University of Lagos); Adeniran Ogunsanya (former commissioner for education and later secretary to Lagos State government) and Nzo Ekangaki, a Cameroonian and former secretary general of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
It was the PCN that owned the first printing press in Nigeria; introduced the game of football through Hope Waddell Training Institution and stopped the killing of twins through on of its pioneer missionaries, Mary Slessor.
The PCN is expected to bring such tremendous wealth of experience and track record of excellent performance to the running of John Knox College and turn it into a model educational institution.