The Commandant, Command Day Secondary School, Ojo, Lagos, Lt Col U.N. Babangida has called on teachers and parents to catch their children young by moldingÂ them into great minds before they pass out of secondary school. Babangida made this known recently at the schoolâ€™s 19th annual inter house sports competition.
According to the Commandant, the grooming of the children can only be achieved through the combination of the academic work with physical training of brain and body, adding that parents and teachers should endeavour to assist young stars to give their best both in academic and sports.
Admonishing the students, Babangida emphasized the need for each student to discover his or her innate abilities and pursue them passionately, stressing that they need to move forward even when there are obstacles on the way to their success and burn the bridges behind them in order to get to their destinations in life.
Babangida noted that the success and achievement recorded by the school in the past 19 years was borne out of hard work, discipline and passion for success, adding that the sports track records of the school performance have shown that the school is the soccer defending champion and 2nd best in inter-CSS/NMS competition and it has been taking 1st positions in all athletics invitation relay within Lagos. He however, enjoins the students to avoid resting on their oars as hard work and diligence will give victory.
Also speaking, Dr. Kingsley Oboti, Chairman of the occasion said, for every endeavour, there is a reward, adding that commitment is what one needs in life if he wants to make it in life. If there is any virtue you see in others, you can begin to desire it, work towards it and it will happen someday in your life, Kingsley said. .