By Chris Chimezie
The Principal of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Chief Stephen Ojo has enjoined students of the school, both the returning and the new intakes, to imbibe the spirit of hardwork so as to excel in all their academic and future challenges.
He gave the charge while speaking with The Hope during the resumption of the new academic session at the school premises in Akure.
The Principal who commended the impressive turn-out of the students which he put at 80%, attributed it to their readiness and passion to learn, saying the rest of them who could not show up on Monday would possibly resume yesterday to partake in the Principal’s test.
He expressed immense joy for having all of them back to school and promised that adequate knowledge would be impacted into the students who are beaming with happiness after the long vacation.
“We have competent and qualified teachers who are ever-ready to inculcate morals and knowledge that would enable them to become worthy ambassadors of the school and the state at large”, he said.
While acknowledging that the school is noted for pure academic excellence, he charged the students to be studious and extricate from any act capable of distracting them from achieving their academic goals.
He further enjoined the students to endeavour to justify their parent’s huge investments on their academics by putting on brilliant performances at every stage of their examinations.
Parents too, according to him, should make it their duties to cross-check their children’s notes and textbooks for necessary assistance where they might have difficulties and more importantly, to know if such student is playing truant.
Ojo however, commended Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), for the renovation of dilapidated school buildings and construction of new blocks of classrooms across the 18 local government areas of the State.
The Principal hinted that the perimeter fencing of the school would further provide adequate security for the pupils, adding that the Solar Powered Boreholes will make living worthwhile for both staff and pupils of the school.
He maintained that those noble gesture would make the learning environment more conducive for pupils of various primary schools across the State.
Chairman, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Oyemekun Grammar School, Mr Olubunmi Ajayi, expressed happiness seeing the students, especially the new intakes resuming for the new academic session with joyful expression written on their faces.
He advised the students to be of good conducts and cooperate with their teachers for better understanding of their various subjects.
Ajayi hinted that the association has always been contributing its quota in various ways towards ensuring that the students learn under a conducive atmosphere for proper assimilation.
Also, in separate interviews, some students of the school spoke with The Hope on their level of preparedness for the new academic session.
According to Master Akinyemi Ayotomiwa, a JSS1 student, he expressed joy that he had finally resumed after waiting for years to graduate to secondary school.
On their own, Master Kehinde Adebonmire (SSS 1) and Maxwell Omolade (JSS 3) said they were happy to resume back to school with the promise to remain committed and dedicated to their book-works.
The students however promised to be obedient by abiding by the School’s rules and regulations.
They expressed their willingness and readiness to give their academics the utmost attention it required for success.
“The moment of merriment is gone and the time for seriousness is now, to at least, make our parents who must have denied themselves some luxuries, proud by justifying their earnings on us”, they said.