Education experts task students on excellence
CO-FOUNDER and Educational Development Director, Mrs. Abiola Chinyere Jane, has advised students to strive for excellence and remain focused in their academic pursuit. She said this at the 10th anniversary and graduation ceremony of Bijamic Schools, Badore Ajah Lagos.
The event with the theme: “Total Transformation” brought together several stakeholders in the education sector. Abiola said young people affect the society globally, and that biggest changes happen when youths refuse to give up.
She urged the 25 graduating students to be good ambassadors of the school; sustain reading habits and be law-abiding.
She said: “Ten years is a huge milestone. We have passed through thick and thin. And it is so fulfilling to see that we are achieving our aim of nurturing and grooming students to be global future leaders. Ours is a school where no child is left behind.
“Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the end of year session convocation and graduation ceremony. Hence, today, we are celebrating the end of 2020/2021 academic session. We have recorded lot of achievements academically, morally and totally with positive transformation of the school.”
The special guest, Mr. Adeyemi Adebayo, Director Public Private Partnership, Lagos State Ministry of Education, disclosed that Lagos State government has continued to spearhead empowerment of global teachers and pupils, as it aspires to be a 21st century economy, by building quality workforce needed for the future.
He appealed to parents and schools authorities to embrace digital literacy and desist from raising children in the old fashion style, since they are breeds of the 21st century with digital orientations and for future digital jobs. “If we do not embrace technology, we will be outdated in a few years,” he said.
Adebayo explained that Lagos State is committed to equality, closing the gap between the rich and the poor, by ensuring access to quality education for all children.
Mr. Abiola Bolarinwa, Director Bijamic Schools, lauded parents, Parents/Teachers Association and others that have supported the school over the years, especially during the pre and post pandemic periods. He also appreciated professional teachers and non-teaching staff who have worked with the school over the years.