Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Dr Yinka Ayandele, has disclosed that tutoring children at a tender age is the best way to discover their potential.
Ayandele said parents and stakeholders in the sector must bring up children in a way that would enable them discover their career potentials.
She said: “A nation without a vision for the children is visionless. Parents and other stakeholders in the sector must begin to assist children in discovering their inherent potentials. A right direction will give right guidelines to the life of a child.”
Ayandele, who was represented by Mrs Grace Akinfoyewa, spoke at the 6th valedictory service, awards and speech day of Christ College, Alausa, Ikeja. She also commended the moral values in the college curriculum, saying it has helped in the quick discovery of self.
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Samuel Olatunji, urged the graduating students to follow the right path and be commited to their chosen career.
He said: “Children can change the world if they are tutored rightly. This is the vision of Christ College.”
Presenting the awards, Head of School, Mr E. O. Abayomi, said: “All the students are brilliant, but awards can only be given to the most outstanding ones among them.”
The overall best student for the 2020/2021 was received by Isaac Olayiwola for junior secondary school (JSS) 1, Divine Kotur, JSS 2; Glory Anoghena Bello, JSS3; Olufemi Adigun, SS1 and Michael Ebube, SS2.
Other awards include most improved student won by Ajewole Mofinyin; overall best student in BECE examination, Bolaji Michael; most cultured male student, Mosope Olemoh; most cultured female student, Ochuwa Anoghena Bello; most cultured graduating student of the year, Meselle Adebola; best graduating student, academy excellence over the years, Olojede Moyosore; best staff of the year, Mr. Olumide Adebayo; College scholarship award (50 per cent tuition off), Michael Ebube; and special alumni awards, Murewa George Ashiru.