The proprietress Christ Ambassadors International College, Ibadan (Mrs. Lillian Bademosi) has advised the 35 graduating students to embrace self employment, speaking last Sunday (3rd July) during the graduation ceremony, she observed that unemployment rate is rising because many school leavers still cling to the ideas of wage employment.
The Proprietress urged the graduands to be prepared for self employment because in five to six years they will emerge as university graduates.
Her words, “In five or six years most of you will be graduates and done with National Youth Service, don’t join unemployment que, but rather create employment. It is not too early to start thinking of what next after university”
Mrs. Bademosi Said, the graduating set of students are up to the task and will emerge as employers of labor. “I am particularly proud of this set because of the many talents demonstrated by this set especially in music and drama. We will miss you”
The proprietress also urged the graduating students to get wisdom. Her words, “Wisdom and the help of the Holy Spirit is what you need to make in formed choices in life. May the wisdom of God attend to you as you go.
She added that she believes the graduating students are well informed and enlightened about their world. As she put it, “I believe you know what to do to live.
Nigeria in particular needs you. I have a burden for this country and I encourage you to share in the burden. Nigeria must rise again to recover her lost glory. We must eradicate poverty. There must be stable power supply.
Insecurity of lives and property must be a thing of the past. We must create employment if armed robbery; kidnapping and violence are to be wiped out in our country. There must be pipe bore water in every home. Health care delivery must be improved upon.
We must remember the poor the hungry and the needy who are not as privileged as you are. What of the disabled, the abandoned and the orphans, it is our responsibility to care for them as fellows Nigerians.
I am saying this because I see you as future leaders, captains of industries, lawyers and medical practitioners who will be agents of change and a voice for the people”.
The Guest Speaker, MR Dele Akinmusuti, a legal practitioner urged the graduating students to be creative, original, hardworking and courage. “Do not form the habit of copying what other people have done, create your own way of doing things and aim high; he said.
The Executive Director Mrs. Tola Smith advised the graduating students to be true Ambassadors of Christ so that their parents and the school can be proud of them. The ceremony featured drama sketches, music and presentation of prizes and awards .
The proprietress was moved by the performance of the children in music and drama to the extent that she announced #100,000 cash prize which was presented to the music teacher. The most academically outstanding student was Oladipupo Olamide, the senior prefect.
He got the prize for the best student in English Language, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Geography and Yoruba Language. He also got the Tunde and Bisola Awojobi’s awards for the best graduating student in science and Mrs. Azuoma Onuoha’s prize for the best graduating student in English.
Speaking on behalf of the graduating students Makinde Sefe, Senior prefect girl, thanked the college authority for organizing excursion and other extra curricular activities.