By Emmanuel Edukugho
PARENTS of Pupils in Loral International Nursery/Primary Schools, Igbesa/Festac Town, have been assured that no stone will be left unturned in imparting and inculcating basic academic, physical, social and moral values needed to enable them stand out among their peers and even become global citizens.
Addressing parents, guests and graduands at the Graduation/Prize-Giving ceremony recently in Festac Town, Mrs. Lawrencia Etoh, Headmistress, said that the occasion was meant to recognise, honour and celebrate merit as well as distinction, academic achievements based on self-discipline and hard work.
â€œCertainly, the journey of academic life is full of challenges. It is a social ladder with a starting point from which the unguided canâ€™t climb. We want to assure you that Loral, as a school organisation, is known for its total commitment to academic excellence.â€
She commended the school and its staff for a job well done in the life of the graduands and pupils.
â€œLoralâ€™s progress and achievements in academics, sports and discipline have been spectacular and marvelous. In the just concluded Mathematic Olumpiad for Lagos State, 167 schools participated and our school came second. Our own Suoye Perembowei will be representing the state at the national competition coming up in Nasarawa State by September, 2010. Our school was among the best 10 schools at the last Macmillan Team Spirit Brain Match Competition.â€
Etoh advised the children on the secret of success which lies on drive, determination and confidence, and that vision and focus must remain their weapons.
The Headmistress continued:
â€œAlways remember that life is not a bed of roses, allow the good virtues you have learnt in Loral to guide you in your daily affairs. Embrace punctuality wherever you are, and remember also that success in life is a function of choice.â€
She implored them to be good ambassadors of Great Loral School, prayed their dreams and hopes will come to fruition.
Chairperson of the occasion, Chief and Mrs. A. E. Amajuoyi CEO/MD, ABJ Pharmaceuticals, Okota said that the school is well positioned to meet the needs of the present environment and commended the teachers pointing out that, â€œin no distant time, there will be Loral University.â€ She urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the school, and they should pray for their parents, teachers, and faith in themselves.
â€œFor attending Loral School, their crown had been bought and paid for, so their duty is just to put it on .â€
Suoye Perembowei Peter emerged winner 2009/2010 academic year scholarship award.
The ceremony featured several drama, music and prize presentations to Graduands and other pupils.
Class of 2010 graduands, primary six, Festac were 26 as listed in the order of graduation and prize-giving ceremony for the 2009/2010 academic year; nursery three, Festac were 20; primary six, Igbesa eight (8); nursery three, Igbesa had 14 graduands.