Old Students Honour Teachers


The 2006/2007 old students of Olorunfunmi Grammar School, Idimu, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, have honoured their hard-working teachers for impacting positively on their academic pursuit.

At a seminar organised recently at the school premises with the theme ‘Empowering Students For Academic Career,’ the former students, who were full of joy and appreciation to their former teachers, said the event organised to show their appreciation was just the beginning of good things to happen between them and the teachers.

Giving a brief history of the association, Mr. Shittu Moshood Abayomi, a 3-Level student of Computer Sciences, Lagos State University, explained that it became imperative for the old students to meet to foster a lasting relationship between the students, the school and their former teachers.”

The umbrella, he said, became OLOGRAMS Old Students Association.

“This we did in order to give back to the society (school) that has nurtured and given us enduring legacy in form of qualitative education. We felt that the teachers who have impacted so much in us deserve recognition- no matter how little,” he stated.

Papers were delivered by the old students during the event which included papers delivered on topics such as ‘The Importance Of Information Technology’, ‘Overcoming Examination Challenges’, ‘Making of Chief Executive Officer, CEO,’ etc.

The event also featured debate and quiz competitions. Miss Uwa Faith and Efemuaya Jennifer, SS3 students of the school, who spoke on the negative effect of Information Communication Technology, ICT, on Academic Performance, won in the debate competition, while Ibrahim Balikis and Ibrahim Raji, came tops in the quiz category.

The Principal of the school, Mrs. Fanmigba, praised the students for remembering the school at such a time. She prayed for their future wellbeing and God’s guidance in their academic pursuits.

To achieve greater height, she advised them to be focused in whatever profession they have chosen to pursue.

Mrs. Oladunjoye, Year Tutor for 2006/2007, she said: “Don’t forget the children of whom you are. Remember, cheating of any nature does not pay. Therefore, you must be good ambassadors of this school wherever you are.”

Fifteen staff of the school were recognised with the Awards of Appreciation. They include; Mrs. Awokolire, Mrs. Jimi Aisu., Mr. Ademisoye, Mr. Ogunjobi, Mr. Abass,, Mr. Adekunbi, Mrs. Oladunjoye, Mrs. F. A. Omokanju, Mr. Ajiwoju, Mr. Adenla, Mrs. Adegbaju, Pastor Olotu, Mrs. Jimoh, Mrs. Salaudeen and Mr. Fajana.

The students also presented various educational items to the school for the furtherance of qualitative education.

—Ufforth Shalom

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