Be change agents, Starfield School director urges graduands
PROPRIETRESS of Starfield College, Lagos, Mrs. Juliana Eigbe, has challenged the school’s Class of 2015 to strive to be among the team that would ensure the rebirth of economic prosperity in the country.
Eigbe who spoke at this year’s valedictory service, described the graduating set as “treasurable assets,” stressing that having been exposed to the school’s character development plan, they would surely represent the country well wherever they go.
She said the school was not ignorant of happenings in the society thus its resolve to properly drill every child that passes through it.
Insisting that the departing students were exceptionally prepared for higher academic pursuits within and outside the country, she said, “We have what we call pillars of character that we demonstrate at the assembly ground and classrooms. All our students are drilled through the school’s character development plan. This is because we are very sad with what is happening in Nigeria today. I want my children to be leaders and ministers with integrity, not those that would be bribed to destroy the country.
“Our motto says ‘The Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom.’ When you fear God, you will be able to resist temptations. With the kind of academic and entrepreneurial programmes the graduands were exposed to, they will be among the team that will drive the country’s economic growth. And so, my advice to them is to be agents of renewal, change and not decadence.”
Advising the graduands to beware of the freedom that follows university education, and set their priorities right, she stressed, “defining your personal vision and mission is imperative, and so what you wish to become in life must be clear in your mind.”
Principal of the school, Mr. Salaudeen Tajudeen, said the academic performance of the graduands, as evidenced in both internal and external examinations showed that indeed there was a blend of education and skills in the school.
Among students that won the school director’s prizes were the valedictorian, Amaechi Modestus; Sipe Adebusayo, Ramon Oreoluwa, Bello Boluwatife, Osi Juliet, Ayoade Jibril, Fayinto Ayomide, Orisrewo Ose, Adeniyi Demilade and Oluhara Chizitere.