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Okebukola cautions graduating students against abuse of freedom

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Chairman, Board of Advisors, Emerald High School, Ogun State, Mr. Sam Obaze, presenting award to Valedictorian, Miss Chinenye Vanessa Odo, during the graduation ceremony of the school. Father of the valedictorian, Mr. Emeka Odo (left); her brother, Kenechukwu, and aunt Ms. Chinyere Odo.


The former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, has admonished graduating students of Emerald High School, Ogun State, against abusing newfound freedom, which they would be exposed to, as they enter tertiary institutions.

According to the former NUC scribe, failure to efficiently and effectively manage time and freedom, could spell doom in their pursuit of higher academic laurels, and that of their loved ones.

Okebukola, who chaired the event, advised the Class of 2018 to focus on their studies, be steadfast and know that freedom comes with lots of responsibilities.The Executive Director of the School, Mrs. Edna Obaze, eulogised the graduating students for their exemplary conduct during their stay in the school, saying they would be missed.

Charging graduands to be good ambassadors of the school, she commended them for excelling in their academics as reflected in the 2018 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examinations, and the recently announced 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) results.

The Valedictorian, Miss Chinenye Vanessa Odo, who on behalf of the graduating set, thanked the school authorities for the training received, parents and colleagues for the experience garnered, promised that her set would be good ambassadors of the school and also would manage their time and freedom properly.


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