St. Francis Catholic school graduates 128, rewards best JAMB\UTME student
The school administrator of St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, Lagos, Rev. Fr. Maduabuchi Leo Muoneme, has called on government to look into the crisis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and make the lectures return to work.
He said the strike is rather setting the education sector it claim to help backwards and called on all stakeholders in the system to help return federal universities to their old glory, when they were known for scholastic and scientific research.
Rev. Fr. Muoneme said this at the 23th edition of the school graduation ceremony, which witnessed 128 students move up in their studies.
The school administrator disclosed that Simeon Akakabota, one of the graduating students, is among the10 overall best candidates out of the 1.9 million that sat for the 2020 Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) exams.
He revealed that the 17-year-old student scored 352 and also had 8As in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) result, adding that owing to his brilliant academic performance the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has awarded him a-five-year scholarship to study at the Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U).
Muoneme disclosed that St. Francis School curriculum has been structured to include entrepreneurship, sports, arts, music, catering and computer training to make students excel not only in academics, but also in all areas of life.
The cleric commended the students for releasing themselves for character building and academic excellence, saying that the students’ performances in the 2020 JAMB was stunning, as the score of 104 students fall in the range of 250 to 352. He informed that the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has awarded Simeon Akakabota a-five-year scholarship for being among the 10 best candidates out of the 1.9 million that wrote the 2020 JAMB\UTME.
Speaking at the event, elated Simeon Akakabota, said he was able to achieve such great feat because he read and prayed to God for help, adding that he was always moved to read because of the gift the school administrator promised to give anyone that got 345 in JAMB.
“He promised to give a car; so, each time I am tired of reading, but remembers the promise I get strength to read more. I always imagine myself winning the car and driving it,” he said.
Akakabota disclosed that NSE gave each of the 10 best students a laptop, aside the scholarship. He advised junior students to never underestimate the powers of prayers and to always set goals for themselves.