The Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary (TG/PS), Education District 1, Barrister Margaret Titilayo Solarin, has celebrated some outstanding students that excelled in both academics and co-curricular activities in the District.
According to the TG/PS, celebrating the 30 exceptional students, who have made the District proud in sporting activities, debate, drama as well as the 2020 Maltina School Games among others, is the District’s unique way of commemorating this year’s Children’s Day.
Solarin made the comment as she led some officials of the District including school Principals and administrators to the various residences of the students to present gift items to them.
She said that though the gesture may not equate the efforts and dedication of the students, it was intended to spur other students to aim for excellence by making their parents, schools and the State proud.
“Our main goal is to bring more students on board the train of excellence. We want to encourage many of them to soar higher in their academic pursuit”, she said.
Some of the students who were honoured in company of their parents are: Renner Ayomide of Keke Senior High School, Ifako-Ijaiye, Kikelomo Yusuf and Babatunde Yusuf from Abibatu Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School amongst others
While congratulating the students, the TG/PS admonished them to continue to work harder, especially in making excellent use of the opportunities provided by the State Government in the area of online teaching via television and radio.
Solarin seized the opportunity to thank parents of the excellent students for their respective roles in the academic endeavour of the students.
Assuring the students of the State Government’s resolve to always recognize and appreciate exceptional performances, the TG/PS expressed appreciation to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for providing the enabling environment and the wherewithal for continuous improvement of the education sector in the State.
“Let me also appreciate all the education stakeholders for their lofty contributions and efforts in getting the best out of the students. I will advise you to continue to unleash your potentials for the betterment of the State, nation and the world at large”, she said.