Master Sanni Fawaaz, a Senior Secondary 2 student of Good Shepherd Schools, Meiran, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, has emerged the overall best student of the school in the just concluded academic session.
Fawaaz, a science student, got ‘A1’ in eight subjects to emerge the overall best student and win a scholarship for the next academic session.
Director, Good Shepherd Schools, Dr. Bayo Oyeyemi presented the student to thousands of guests including parents and dignitaries at the 15th Valedictory Service/Prize-Giving Day of the school held recently.
The second overall best student of the school is Miss Bunmi Adeyeye, who got 93 percent score to also win a scholarship. Adeyeye,who just graduated from the Junior Secondary 3 was the overall best student last year.
When asked about the secret of his success, Fawaaz said he devoted more time to studying his books aside praying to God, for academic excellence.
The student said after that his secondary school education, he would like to study medicine and he has been working hard towards achieving his goal.
Similarly, Bukola was happy to have emerged one of the best students in the school, attributing her success to hardwork and discipline.
She also plans to study medicine in her choice university after completing her secondary school education.
The school graduated 190 students this year. While 105 of them were promoted from JSS 3 to SS 1, 85 others passed out of the school to further their education or invest in their talents.
Director of the school, Dr. Oyeyemi, said the school was able to inculcate in the students high level of discipline and promised to continue to produce outstanding students that will take the country to greater heights.”
“We shall continue to follow that way to ensure that every child will learn within an environment that is free from immoral, lewd, abusive and destructive tendencies. Society is full of distractions and corruptions that young Nigrians must be wary of,” he said. Oyeyemi urged the graduating students to uphold the principles of working with their hands and shun all forms of indecencies and mediocrity in the society.
The outgoing Head Boy of the school, Gbolade Olatunde, assured the school authorities that he and other graduating students from the school would strive to become good ambassadors of the school wherever they go. “We promise to raise the banner of the school high and keep the flag flying higher. We shall influence our world with the good principles we have learnt and not get corrupted by the evils of this generation. “To my fellow students, remember liberty without limits is an invitation to disaster,” he stated.