Experts task students on academic excellence, others
The Chairman, FBN Holding Plc, Remi Babalola has advised students to strive for excellence and remain focused on their academic pursuits.
Speaking at the 5th valedictory session of 16 Plus School to end the 2020/2021 academic session, he reminded the young graduating students that winners never quit and quitters never win.
Babalola urged the students not to be afraid of failure, but to see it as a learning experience, observing that globally, young people affect changes in society, just as the biggest changes happen when youths refuse to give up.
“You need to know yourself because self-discovery is a journey that never ends.” According to him, every student must find out his or her area of interest.
He 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 a wide range of books. There is always something new to learn, a new skill to pick up and more empathy to develop.”
The Head of School, Rev. Tobias Ihejirika, commended the teachers and staff for making uncommon sacrifices to weather the many challenges. “The students and parents were also often required to take up challenges that stretched them to the limits of ordinary resources. We found ourselves torn between fighting a virus and fighting to deliver on the school’s various curricula through thick and thin. That we have successfully come to the end of the session is, indeed, a hard-earned miracle. For this, may I thank all of you for your active participation and collaboration throughout the academic year.”
Ihejirika said the school has been able to make it by God’s grace, noting that the successes recorded were collective.
The School Director, Mrs. Ivie Okpanachi, commended the students for their excellent performance, which positioned the school as one of the best in the Oshodi/Isolo Education District, advising them to sustain the feat in their further educational pursuit.
She expressed gratitude to God for His faithfulness amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While commending the students for putting up exemplary conduct during their academic pursuit, Okpanachi appealed to them not to rest on their oars.
She said the students have been groomed to explore opportunities around the world and can compete favourably with any of their contemporaries across the globe.