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Lara Day School celebrates 55 years of academic achievements


Member board of directors, Lara Day School, Jumoke Coker (left); member, board of directors, Erelu Adesola Obafunmilola Abisoye; outgoing head boy Onwusika Somkene; outgoing head girl, Barretto Daniella; and Head of School, Patricia Tioluwani; during the celebration of Lara Day School’s 55th anniversary and 48th graduation ceremony.

Lara Day School, one of Nigeria’s foremost private schools, recently celebrated its 55 years of impacting lives and contributing to the socio economic development of the nation.

Executive Director, Mrs Olatomi Keleko, who spoke at its anniversary and 48th graduation ceremony, said the school has contributed immensely to human capital development as their products over the years are contributing their own quota to national development.She recalled the challenges, trials, legacies and achievements experienced since the establishment of the school, adding that God has been merciful to them.

According to her, “Lara Day School has come through so many years of turbulence and challenges since its establishment in 1963. The school started with a population of seven children and we have since grown; we are grateful to God and all those who stood by us through these years. We have moved from one generation to this present generation and we are moving to another generation very soon.”

The Head of School, Mrs. Patricia Tioluwani, said it has been 55 years of maintaining a very strong vision, mission statement and a very rich heritage.“Our 21st century teaching method supports various learning style and multiple intelligence. Our staff and our parents have grown from being mere acquaintances to beyond even friends; you might even mistake us to be family members. Our facilities support 21st century teaching and learning. These and many more have been our strength for the past 55 years and we are still going stronger,” she stressed.

The event also presented certificates and prizes to the graduating class tagged “The Platinum Stars.” The pupils also dazed those in attendance with amazing and impactful presentations, such as dance, drama, recitation, speeches, orchestra, among others.The event was attended by members of the governing board, management, alumni, parents, pupils and other stakeholders. 

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