Be determined, Ondo HoS charges students
By Saheed Ibrahim
The Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele, has charged students to strive for success, irrespective of where they find themselves.
Ogundele spoke while he and other members of the 1979-1984 set of Akure Muslim College presented cash prizes to the best students in his alma mater.
While reminiscing his old days in the school, the HoS, dressed in the school uniform, admonished the students to take their studies seriously, adding that they could favourably compete with students from schools with big names in the state if they remain steadfast.
His words, ”I want to say to you, my young friends, that what determines you is in you. What determines who you become is not about the beautiful classrooms. It’s’ not about having air-conditioned classrooms and all of that.”
”Don’t let anybody write you off, and don’t degrade yourselves. Carry ourselves with dignity. You must make up your mind that come what may, from Akure Muslim College, you will make it. I came to this school today in your uniform to challenge you.” he added.
He expressed delight in having the opportunity to revisit the school about forty-four years after he graduated in 1984.
In his remarks at the event, the Chief Imam of Akure Kingdom, Alhaji Abdul-Akeem Akorede, lauded Governor Akeredolu for deeming it fit to make one of the products of the school the Head of Service.
He, however, called for more government infrastructural development for the school, adding that the government should help fix the deplorable roads leading to the school.
Earlier in his address, the school principal, Mr Afen Jimoh Aliu, commended the pioneer 1979 to 1984 set of old students for ploughing back to their alma mater, saying the intervention would go a long way in the annals of the school.