The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Staff School, has held the 2017 prize-giving ceremony, which also coincides with the 20 years of its existence. The Head Teacher, Mrs. Florence Alade, appreciated the University Management for the unquantifiable support and assistance given to the School, as she expressed her gratitude to the parents, who had contributed immensely to the development of the School.
Mrs. Alade added that the 2016/2017 Academic Session was remarkable for recording outstanding performance of its pupils in all competitions they took part in while some of the outgoing primary six pupils had received scholarships to proceed to the secondary school. She advised them not to forget the moral uprightness they were taught at the FUNAAB Staff School, while imploring the pupils to always be good ambassadors of their alma mater.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Oluyemisi Eromosele, who is also the Chairperson, FUNAAB Staff School Board, disclosed that she was happy to felicitate with the School management board, staff, pupils and parents on the joyous occasion, saying “It gladdens my heart to note that our School has completed another year without any adverse report or incidence. To God be the glory, honour and adoration”. She thanked members of staff for maintaining high standards, for which the School was known for, while congratulating the finalists for the successful completion of their studies. “And to the prize recipients, your prize is a token that you have done well”, she added. Professor Eromosele further urged them to continue to be good representatives, wished them success in all their endeavours and appreciated the parents for giving sound education to their children.
The Chairman of the Day and former University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Toyin Arowolo, gave kudos to all staff of the School, for the wonderful job they were doing in bringing up the pupils. He appealed to parents to continue giving support to their children, to make them become more relevant in building the nation. Reviewing the magazine produced by the School, the Mother of the Day and Deputy Registrar I (Vice-Chancellor’s Office), Mrs. Oluwatoyin Dawodu, said that the current edition was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the School, where sound morals abound. During the programme, there were the reciting of Ewi (traditional folklore) in Yoruba language, Igbo cultural display, Yoruba cultural dance, choreography, poem recitation, Bata drum and dancing, special presentation by Muslim pupils, drama by the outgone Primary Six pupils and presentation of prizes to outstanding pupils, among others.