Students tasked to embrace hardwork at Jextoban School graduation
Vice chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has charged students to imbibe the spirit of excellence, which they can only acquire through obedience, hardwork and right attitude to study.
Speaking at the 22nd and 23rd joint graduation ceremony of Jextoban Secondary School, Ibafo, Ogun State, Ogundipe, who was represented by Director, Quality Assurance and SERVICOM,, Prof Grace Olapeju Otinwa, said children are future leaders that would shoulder responsibility of leadership, urging them to fear God and live in righteousness.
He said the onus is on parents and elders to guide their wards so that they don’t make wrong decisions that could negatively affect their academics or life in entirety.
“We must help the youths by counselling and engaging them in meaningful discussions because they don’t know the repercussion of getting involved in the quest for riches and distractions. Only when we put them through with various examples of those who have made it in life and those who have made a mess of the opportunities they had can we guide them,” he said.
The proprietress, Mrs. A. A Ojo, advised graduating students to be courageous, noting that history makers defile the odds of unfavourable circumstances to become successful.
Principal, Rotimi Jiboku, said COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the school’s academic activities, but were able to recover lost ground due to foresight, planning and being digitally compliant before the pandemic.
He said many of the finalists have already secured admission into tertiary institutions. He reminded the students to continue to be resilient so that they can surmount challenges.
At the event, the school celebrated one of their instructors, Mrs. Mofoluwake Sofola, who emerged one of the best teachers in Ogun State this year. She was given one million naira by the state government.