Encomiums flows as Excellence International School Jalingo graduate year 12 students
Jethro Yerga, Jalingo
It was a seemingly endless moment of joy at the premises of Excellence International School Jalingo as students, parents and guardians as well as the the School Management and Staff gathered to celebrate and honour pupils and students at the 2023 graduation, Speech and Prize giving ceremony of the school
Among some of the prominent personalities that graced the historic event included the former Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, Hon Jessey Adi Ashumate, the member representing Bali 1constituency at the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon Veronica Alhassan, the Chairperson National Association of Proprietors/proprietress of Private Schools NAPPS, Taraba State Chapter, Mrs Mercy Keneth and the Chairman, Parents Teachers Association of the School PTA, Mr Richard Mama among many other prominent dignitaries.
Speaking at the auspicious occasion, the proprietress of the school, Mrs Martha Karma, Said the event was very special to the school management and the students because, it was the first time students who actually began with the school at the inception would be graduating from the school.
The proprietress who congratulated the students for their graduation into the school, applauded them for putting in their best throughout their studies at the school and urged them ro remain good ambassadors of their Al-mamata.
Mrs Martha lauded the relentless efforts and commitments of staff of the school towards moulding the students even as she appreciated the guests for suspending their tight schedules to grace the remarkable occasion.
Also speaking, the PTA chairman, Mr Richard Maman commended the school management for operating an open door policy where by, parents walk in freely and lay their complains or observations in areas of their concern.
He noted that this singular act had gone a long way to help build a cordial relationship between the school and the parents towards ensuring that children in the school receive the best possible environmental condition that is available for good education.
“We operate as two different vehicles supporting each other. I believe that this is one of the reasons our children are excelling every where they go”. He added.
In his comment,the Taraba State Former Commissioner of Finance, Hon Jessey Ashumate, also commended the management of Excellence International School, for doing a thorough job on the students whom he said are always stars any where they find themselves.
The Commissioner who said he had never regretted admitting three of his children in the school, stated that Excellent International School actually worth its name.
He congratulated the graduands and encouraged them to translate what they acquired during their stay in the school into practical terms as they find themselves in higher institutions of learning.
Mrs Gladis Nkiru Amadi, whose daughter, Miss Gift Amadi nearly swept all the prizes meant for excellent students at the occasion, was overwhelmed with joy.
The daughter who was also the head girl of the school,swept all the prizes from different sources for the best Student in JAMB. She also made home with prizes for the best Student in science and the prizes for the first position in the graduating class also went to her.
Interacting with journalists at the occasion, the mother, Mrs Gladis Nkiru, recounted how she and her husband had spend time to teach their children the way of God, maintaining that if it were not God, the success would not have been possible
Nkiru charged students to shun all forms of vices and face their academic activities with serious dedication to prayers, pledging that she and her husband would not rest on their oars but would continue to show their children the way of God, adding that there was no good success without knowledge of God.
The Principal of the School, Mr Jeremiah Friday told journalists that the school was esterblished on the foundation of God and would by His grace, never derail from its standard principles.
The principal who spoke on behalf of the proprietress shortly after the occasion, revealed that, apart from employing only first class and second class graduates to teach in the school, the institution also uses hybrid curriculum which had made their students to distinguish themselves among their equals both within and outside the state.
He pointed out that the school was recently nominated as the best school in Taraba State by the Ministry of education in Abuja and had won several awards and prizes in different competitions both within and outside the state.
Mr Jeremiah congratulated the graduating students and advised them to go for courses of their dreams as they proceed to higher institutions of learning.
“I advised that they should come up with good grades in the university. The labour market is very competitive now so the better the grades the better opportunities and chances they have
“They should also have entrepreneurship mind set so that after school, they will not be jobless and Most importantly, they should have control over themselves and over external forces. They should avoid bad companies and have control over promiscuous. They should cultivate the spirit of reasonings things and not to be carried away by the crowd”. He added.
Meanwhile, the graduation ceremony which featured presentation of various dances including cultural dance, speeches by different personalities as well as prizes and awards to deserving persons, saw the transition of 42 students in early years. 46 students in Primary five and 22 students graduated from the school.