Hon. Olosugbo, NASFAT Imam Charge Ikorodu Grammar School Outgoing Students To Develop Good Character

Wale Jagun

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Cross section of the graduands at the valedictory service

The immediate past Council Leader, Ikorodu Local Government, Hon. Azeez Jimoh Olosugbo and Imam, NASFAT  Centre, Ikorodu branch, (Ota-Ona annex), Alhaji Alli Bolaji Atunrase have charged the outgoing students of the Ikorodu Senior Grammar School to develop good character if they are to be successful in life.

The two speakers were invited as keynote speakers at the 2016 Valedictory Service for the outgoing students of the Senior School which was held on Friday, July 1, 2016, at the school premises.

Speaking on the theme, “Self-determination: A pivotal to success”, Hon. Azeez Olosugbo charged the outgoing students to always go extra miles if they are to be the best among their peers.

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“You must be very creative, determined, diligent, innovative, open to new ideas and ideals and have the fear of God if you are to be successful in life. You need to go extra miles and beyond the reach of your colleagues and peers to be outstanding and be the best”

“In other parts of the world where valedictory service has been the norms and tradition, the best student in term of academics and character is usually the valedictorian and such must be given the onerous privilege and opportunity to address at such gathering. I also want to suggest that the valedictorian starting from the next service should be given this opportunity, because I believe that this is a major way of encouraging others students who are still in school to aspire to be the best” Hon. Olosugbo advised.

Also speaking, Alhaji Alli Bolaji Atunrase, the Imam of NASFAT Centre (Ota-Ona annex) stated that, “Everything is going to change by the time you get out of the school and start seeking admission into various tertiary institutions. New skills will be needed as the society and technology continue to morph themselves. You should try as much as possible to adapt to the societal, economical and technological changes. You must brace yourself for the future”

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Imam Alli Bolaji Atunrase, Imam, NASFAT Islamic Centre, Ota Ona annex also speaking athe valedictory service

He also enjoined the students, “to always stay positive, be what you aspired to be, chose friends wisely, sacrifice for greater good, select good mentors, develop passion for what they like, never stop learning and to always be the decider of the path to take”

In an interview with THE IMPACT after the event, the former Council leader who is also an alumni of the school while appreciating the school for introducing the valedictory service, also charged the its management of the school to always have printed year book at every valedictory service which will feature the profiles of the outgoing students for easy access by the school and the students.

“The introduction of the valedictory service is a noble and laudable idea, but the school must go beyond the assemblage of the outgoing students. At every such occasion, there must be presentation of a year book showing both the pictures and profiles of the outgoing students for easy access by the school and the graduating students themselves. Such occasion should also go beyond just prayers and eating, but also serve as an avenue to charge and enjoined the graduands to always look back at the school.”

                                  

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