King’s College, Lagos recently held its 2017 prize-giving and valedictory service, where it graduated about 551 students.
The programme, which was well attended by guests, parents, staff, old boys and the representative of the minister of education, saw the presentation of prizes to outstanding students of the college and the presentation of the outgoing graduands to the assembly by the registrar.
In his farewell remarks, the outgoing Principal, Mr. Oluseyi Thomas said the college was celebrating its graduands for making the school proud, as it focuses on the primary business of educating the Nigerian child, adding that it was also to reward their excellent performance and contributions in the last one year.
He thanked the students, staff, parents and other stakeholders for the support he enjoyed during his two years stewardship at the college.
The Director, Basic and Secondary Education, Mrs. Anne Okonkwo congratulated students and staff of the college while advising the graduands to keep the flag flying by allowing their lives to reflect sound values instilled in them at the college.
Awards and prizes were presented to students who performed well in their academics, as well as in inter and intra-school academics competition.
Some of the awards were first position in Wood Work among federal government colleges in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE); first position in Chemistry in National Examinations Council (NECO); first position team-masters in spelling bee competition; and first position in T.N Child Initiative essay competition.
The individual awards include: Master Yaya Ibrahim got the best student in Ikoyi Run (senior category), 2016/2017; most innovative student went to Miss Joko Ahmed; and Master Samuel David got the best debator, the school also recorded 93.02 per cent in five credit pass in 2016 WAEC and 95.03 per cent in NECO.
The programme witnessed the launch of a book, ‘Challenges of Life’, written by Master Tochukwu Nwokoye, a graduating special needs student.