By Kelechukwu Iruoma
THE Principal, Ronik Comprehensive School, Mrs. Victoria Duru, has admonished the 31 graduating students to go for high achievements in life.
Speaking during the 20th valedictory and award ceremony of the school, Duru said the students are good products of the school and have received the best academic training in a very conducive environment.
She said: “Aim high and focus on getting to the topmost level of your endeavours. Dare to be all you can be. Dare to go the extra mile to get the best possible. It is time for you to take responsibility for the glorious future you can.
“Do not blame others for your failure. Give adequate consideration to your decisions because from now on, you are responsible for your lives. The best position is reserved for only those who can make the extra effort to get there, so you should be very determined to realise your goals.”
She disclosed that the school is optimistic that the graduating students will excel in tertiary institutions as the result of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination already indicated that all the students had very high grades.
The chairman of the occasion, Engineer, Segun Osibodu, recounted his childhood experiences and used that to encourage the students to embrace hard work. He said “as a child I used to a play a lot” And I was not doing well academically. Then one day I discovered that those who had better result than me in the secondary school usually worked harder than I did, so I decided to spend more time on my studies and I worked harder and my results got better and that was how I changed from poor to excellent academic performance.”