While addressing the graduating students, chairman of the occasion and vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Ibiyemi Bello, represented by Professor Martins Anetekhai, admonished them to maintain the good characters they had built overtime at Corona and resist every temptation to be influenced wrongly by peers in higher institution.
The VC said, “Ask yourself, what is my goal? Do I want to be a musician or an actor? As you leave these walls, you will begin to enjoy academic freedom. It is at that point where you are enjoying academic freedom you equally get exposed to social vices, such as cultism, that could truncate your dreams.
There is time for everything under the sun. There is a time to sow and a time to reap. There is a time to learn and a time to earn. After six years of grueling learning, it was time earlier in the month for the 2022 final year students of Corona Secondary School at Agbara Estate to earn resounding accolades as the school organized a befitting valedictory programme for them.
“However for a student that is focused, you will be able to resist the pressure, keep your head straight, and flee from those vices that could truncate your future. Here at Corona, you have been educated and well taught.”
The professor asked them to stay focused so that they can make a success of their lives.
The high point of the event was the presentation of awards to outstanding students, and the announcement of the top three best students of the set. Somtochukwu Ike, George Nnona and Toluwanimi Sonuga emerged as the Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and the Third-best Overall students of the 2022 set respectively.
Speaking on his success, Ike said “It’s nice to be the valedictorian because when you work so hard for something and you get it at the end, it feels so satisfying.
“It’s like all the work from the beginning, the extra reading, doing night preps, group reading etc. are all worth it in the end. I got all the awards and endowment and I’m really happy about that.”
He added, “My parents were also very supportive. They encouraged me to continue to work hard. The encouragement was also in the form of a reward system which always encouraged me to do better.”
Also speaking on his accomplishment, Nnona, who plans to study Software Engineering at Staffordshire University, said “It feels unreal to be the overall second best student of my set, and also being here today. I know I put in a lot of effort, stayed up countless nights, taught and also got knowledge from my peers and even my seniors that have left the school, but I’m only surprised that I managed to get this far and I’m really happy.”
Agbara Estate´s Managing Director, Mr. Tope Arowolo, pointed out “the importance of a proper education for Ogun State´s youth”.
Mr. Paulo Cruz, Group CEO highlighted that “the students haven´t reached the top of the mountain, but rather that the Corona education provided the adequate tools to continue to climb the ladder of life”.
Agbara Estate´s superb accessibilities are guaranteed through direct access from the Lagos Badagry Expressway and the Sokoto Road (Atan and Ota connectivity) that are both finalizing the reconstruction works and reducing significantly traveling times, with a barge jetty just outside the industrial estate (at 500m) and with the future rail connectivity.
At Agbara Estate, the tenants have direct access to :
- the upcoming reliable 100 MW IPP – Independent Power Plant (of which 42 MW have already been acquired)
- Agbara jetty for barges at 500m
- central sewage treatment plant
- 24/7 security & access control
- the Sokoto Road, connecting to Atan, Ota and Ibadan
- two deepsea port locations: Lagos and Badagry
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