The University Staff School has held its Annual Prize-giving Ceremony, to mark the end of 2014/2015 Academic Session and the Graduation of its Primary Six Pupils. The Head Teacher, Mrs. Florence Alade, disclosed that the event was organised to showcase talents, reward outstanding pupils and staff, as well as rejoice with the outgone Primary Six Pupils, who were leaving as grown-up boys and girls.
She said the 2014/2015 Academic Session went on smoothly, as the school experienced outstanding performance by the students; both academically and morally, despite the interruption caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic, the general elections and the perennial fuel scarcity. She added that the graduating pupils won scholarships in various renowned secondary schools, which they sat for, at the entrance examinations, while they also came within the first to fifth positions in the Federal College of Education Model Secondary School entrance examination.
Mrs. Alade appreciated the Vice-Chancellor, the University Management, the Chairman of the School’s Board and other members for their prompt attention and response to the needs of the school, while appreciating the Parent-Teacher Association for contributing variously to its development. She equally commended the teaching and non-teaching staff for their hardwork, dedication and team work. The Head Teacher, while wishing the outgone pupils success in their future endeavours, charged them to continue to build on the solid foundation that they had acquired and be good ambassadors of the school.
The Chairman of the occasion and Director, Institute of Human Resources Development (INHURD), Professor Francis Showemimo, commended the pupils for their outstanding performance, reminding them that this was just a starting point to a greater future and charged them to remain obedient to their parents and teachers. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, commended the pupils for their academic and moral excellence, adding that this was the end of a phase in their lives and a very good reason to celebrate them, as he wished them greater achievements in life. The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Adekojo Waheed, also appreciated the school and its members of staff for their dedication, hardwork and efforts at impacting positively on future leaders.
Delivering his farewell speech, the outgone Head-boy, Master Emmanuel Adejumobi, attributed the success and completion of their primary education to the Almighty God, adding that they remained grateful to their parents and teachers for their show of love and for impacting positively on their lives. He reminded his colleagues that this was an important, historical landmark in their lives, as he implored other students to make adequate use of the sound foundation they had been given, by building enduring structures that would stand the test of time.
Major features of the day included the presentation of gifts to outstanding pupils in the various subjects and Overall Best in each class, as Miss Grace Njah emerged the Overall Best amongst the outgone students, Miss Fareedah Jibrin was Second Best, and Master Opemipo Koleoso was Third Best. There were also rendition of songs, cultural displays, handing-over of the baton of leadership to the new prefects, and drama presentation by the outgone students titled, “Agony of An African Child”.