Lawyer, others charge old students to sustain schools’ legacies
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Adewunmi Adesanya, has charged students across the country to sustain the established morals, integrity in character and learning put in place by the proprietors of schools, saying keeping those virtues will guarantee them success in life.
He made the remarks at the launch of a compendium organised by Grace Schools in Lagos to announce the celebration of its golden jubilee. The legal expert, who was the chairman of the occasion and an ex-student of the school, admitted that those virtues contributed immensely to shaping his personality.
He advised parents to give sound education to their wards pointing out that it is the most enduring legacy that could be bequeathed to the younger generations who are expected to be leaders of tomorrow.
He said, “I remember when the proprietor was alive, you don’t make noise, you keep quite to learn and such learning helped us to caution ourselves wherever we find ourselves in life, it makes us to be very disciplined. I am proud to be a product of the school because we were taught to be respectful. The school at 50 has done very well and as old students we shall continuously defend the school.”
While launching the compendium which contains the history, photographs of landmark achievements of the school, old and new pictures of students as well as names of ex-students and their registration numbers among other things, the Chairman of Multi-choice, urged old boys to contribute more toward the growth and development of the school.
Also speaking, the special guest of honour, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, expressed gratitude to the founder of the school; late Deaconess Grace Oshinlowo, whom he noted left a huge legacy for the good of posterity, praying God to grant her eternal rest.
In her remarks, the administrator of Grace High School Gbagada, Lagos, Mrs. Tokunbo Edun appealed to government at all levels to provide qualitative education to Nigerian children, as education remains the key to national development.
“Education should go beyond grades and certificate, additional skill is equally required for the total development of a child. The major challenge of public education still remains and a commitment by the government to focus on funding public education to enhance qualitative learning requires workable approach towards achieving it,” she said.
“Grace School is a private school with nursery, primary and high school arms. Established in January 1968 and has so far produced; captains of industries, political leaders, actress, lawyers, medical doctors, pilots amongst others. Some of the ex-students include; Funke Akindele, Adewunmi Adesanyan (SAN) amongst others”, he stated.
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