Analyst tasks students on excellence
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Bamboo, Yanmo Omorogbe, has advised students to strive for excellence and remain focused in their academic pursuit.
Speaking at the graduation of “Advancement Set, Class of 2021,” of Grange School, Ikeja, Lagos, Omorogbe reminded the children that winners never quit and quitters never win.
She urged the students not to be afraid of failure, but see it as a learning experience. She observed that globally, young people effect changes in the society, adding that biggest changes happen when youths refuse to give up.
“You need to know yourself because self-discovery is a journey that never ends. The journey to self-discovery is taking one step at a time. Like the Grange motto says: “You must cultivate the culture of continuous improvement,” she advised.
Omorogbe, an alumnus of the school, added that every student must find out his or her area of interest. She said: “The more you learn, the more you know and the more you know, the more you grow. Read lots of books. Speak to people and learn from their mistakes. Study across wide range of books. There’s always something new to learn, a new skill to pick up and more empathy to develop.”
She stated that young people have continued to challenge the status quo and positively influence society owing to their resolve not to give up.
She, however, cautioned them to be wary of negative opinions.
“Don’t strive to please everybody. Reflect on who you are and who you want to be. Let your imagination run wild and believe there is nothing you cannot achieve. You can become the first Nigerian on Mars, you can win a Nobel Prize, and you can be the Secretary General of the United Nations. You can also win an Oscar or Grammy Awards. With the right attitude, determination and hard work, you can excel in any field of chosen endeavor,” Omorogbe added.
The Valedictorian, Nabeeha Tijani, expressed appreciation to the management and teachers of Grange for making tremendous impact in their lives and providing them with the ideal platform to achieve their dreams.
The class of 2021 also made a cash donation of one million naira to Mirabel Centre to assist survivors of rape and sexual assaults in the society.
Responding, Centre Manager, Juliet Rufai, said the centre had supported over 6,000 sexual assaulted cases, the youngest being a three-month old baby and oldest, an 80-year-old grand mother. She said over 80 per cent of assaulted cases were children adding that the centre provides support to help survivors recover from the trauma.