The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, (LASU), Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun has called on students to be passionate about their country in order to assist in its developmental efforts saying that no country can be higher than the commitment of its citizens.
Fagbohun who made this call, recently at Corona Secondary School, (CSS), Agbara, graduation ceremony, pointed out that hardwork, consistency and discipline, should constitute the work plans of the graduating students as they begin their journey into the real world.
In his paper titled, ‘ Carpe Diem, Carpe Futurum’, ( Seize the Day, Seize the Future), the VC who was Guest Speaker and Chairman of the occasion, said that from the theme of the programme, tomorrow can be won, if one manages today appropriately.
He advised the students to have a clear vision, to dream big, to be vigilant of their associates and to always remain as worthy ambassadors of their alma-mater.
The Principal, Mrs. Chinedum Oluwadamilola, commended the graduating students for their diligence while encouraging them to continue with the spirit of excellence they have imbibed at the school, as they move to the next phase of their educational pursuit.
The immediate past Head Boy, Master Abisayo Sadipe,in his remarks said since the country needs change, global citizenship, the hallmark of their learning at Corona, will go a long way in assisting the students contribute meaningfully to development.
In her valedictory speech, Miss Aisha Yusuf thanked her parents and teachers for a job well done and enjoined her colleagues to keep up the good work in their next level of education.
As part of its farewell gesture, the class of 2017 donated an outdoor giant chess board and a pavilion as a legacy to their alma mater. The project which is a tradition of its graduating students, was completed at an estimated cost of N3.75 million.