Muslim students urged to be role models
A call has gone to the youth, particularly the Muslim students to be good ambassador of Islam and embrace excellence being the only vehicle that can drive them to excel in their chosen career.
The Commandant of NNS Ojo, Commander Hassan Salihu, gave the advise during the sent forth ceremony for the 37th sets of the Nigeria Navy Secondary School in Lagos.
Salihu commended the students for the uncommon zeal demonstrated towards their studies, relationship with the teachers, management and fellow students.
“I give God the glory for seeing you through the six years academic section. As you leave this school, expect that some challenges await you, which of course, I strongly believe going by your antecedents and the manner you have conducted yourselves over the years and the skills and knowledge we have imparted in you, you will surely overcome them. I wish you success in your endeavors in life” he said.
Salihu urged the student to be a good role model in the society. “Endeavour to live with integrity, optimism, hope, determination, and compassion” he said.
The Guest Speaker at the event, Lieutenant Aliyu Bala, urged the students to be grateful to Allah, their parents and teachers for supporting them through the academic years.
“Despite some hard tasks, sadness and grief that you have encountered in the course of your studies in the school, at the end of it all, you completed this part of journey with great achievements and beautiful memories.”
He advised the student’s to be perseverance and dedicated to their studies in the higher institution and shun any form of peer pressure.
“Endeavour to be passionate in your course of study, build your GP immediately you gain admission and desist from any form of peer influence.”
He urged the parents to encourage their children to seek guidance from Allah during the course of seeking admission and course of study in higher institution.
Bala implored the student to make sure they acquire skill during the cause of waiting to gain admission into institution of higher learning. “In as much has University certificate is essential, skill acquisition is also important because you may need it to survive in life,” he said.
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