Chrisland schools graduated a total of two hundred and seventy-eight students in a joint ceremony across four of its branches which include Chrisland College Idimu, Chrisland High School VGC, Chrisland High School Ikeja and Chrisland High School Abuja.
The class of 2021 virtual valedictory service which held recently was themed “Destined for Greatness and Distinction”. The theme was carefully crafted to inspire the students to excel in life.
The graduation ceremony opened with a fellowship session which was officiated by prominent clerics, Dr Ishmail Akinlade Jimoh (JP), Senior Research fellow and Former Acting Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan; Reverend Professor, Dapo Folorunsho Asaju, Professor of Theology, Lagos
State University and Former Vice Chancellor Bishop Ajayi Crowther Memorial University.
The clerics commended and congratulated the teachers and management of Chrisland for their effort in giving their best into the development of the students which has in turn prepared them for the next stage of their lives.
The guest speaker of the day, Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development also charged the students to live up to the theme as they navigate the journey of life
through the pursuit of excellence in higher institutions across the globe.
“Today you have all grown up to be bold and young adults ready to take on society. For you to achieve that dream, “destined for greatness and distinction”, you must be committed to following the rules of life anchored on integrity, hard work. So, success is observing and sustaining a high standard of integrity in life and not caving into a negative peer or social pressure by following what others are doing.”
Ogah also urged them to retain memories and lessons from Chrisland school which will help in their journey through life.
“The good thing today is that the social media platforms provide you with an opportunity to keep friendships alive. I therefore, enjoin you to always stay in touch, share experiences, task and challenges in life in your group chats for this friendship when every other thing fails, will never fail you.”
Speaking also to the graduating students, Mrs Ibironke Olatokunbo Adeyemi, Managing Director, Chrisland Schools, said that the school is proud of their commitment to learning even in the face of the pandemic.
“Members of the Class of 2021, I commend your resilient and indomitable spirit, which saw you through, especially during the period your learning was disrupted and the modality was changed for a while. I commend your zeal and courage to adapt quickly, even as you had to work tirelessly and assiduously to adequately prepare for your final examination.”
“Once again, I congratulate the class of 2021, a very special and unique set. You have been role models. You have brought honour to the school; you have represented the school in so many ways, going out for competitions and bringing back laurels. Thank you for being worthy ambassadors.” she said.
“As you are about to embark on the next stage of your journeys, we reflect with pride on all the time that we have spent, along with your families, preparing you for an exhilarating and successful future,”she said.
In attendance were local management of each school, Chrisland College Idimu, Chrisland VGC, Chrisland High School Ikeja and Chrisland High School Abuja, led by their respective principals and vice-principals, parents and students of Chrisland Schools.