Prudence Schools Yuba, recently celebrated six of its SS3 pupils who cleared all their papers in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The pupils, who were the second set of graduands of Prudence City College were feted alongside pre-school, primary graduates of the Prudence Private School, as well as junior secondary school (JSS3) graduates of the college at the well-attended event held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Chairman, Governing Board of the school, Mr. Joseph Babatunde said it’s success was hinged on the personal attention given to pupils and the emphasis on quality above profit, adding that the school neither compromises on standard nor cuts corners.
Babatunde who is also a former Chairman of AG Leventis said“ The school offers an exclusive type of education in the sense that the primary school has a philosophy of one-on-one ; one teacher to one student, so also the college. That is why we have had very good results in the primary school in the last 10 years and the five year old college has recorded 100 percent pass since last year that we started the WAEC examination.
“We don’t cut corners here and that has been what we emphasis to our parents. With my experience in the private sector, if you are not in a hurry to make money, you will not cut corners. Last year, we presented 9 children for WAEC. We were approached by other schools who wanted to join our children to sit for the exam, but we turn them down because we cannot guarantee the type of education that the children have received in their schools. That is why our 100 percent is not polluted.”
The school’s outgoing head boy, Toluwani Akeju, 16, thanked his teachers for the academics and moral values they taught him while in the school, while describing his three years there as wonderful.
“My stay in the school has been a very wonderful one. It has been astonishing. They teach good education. I spent three years there.”
The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Oluyinka Kufile, the Aro of Egbaland urged parents not to give up on Nigeria but train their children to have faith in the country and work towards its development.
The Chairman Parent Teacher Forum, Mr. . Gboyega Afanja, for the primary school said it has been a wonderful experience because the management of the school has develop a personal relationship with the parents and to a large extent, communicate with the forum about their wards and gives assurance that they are safe.
He said parents need to be committed to the affairs of their children, aside just paying school fees, adding, “ It is not enough for the kids to come to school and at the end of the day they go back home and the parents would want to believe that the children have done something in school. But they need to look into it, see what they have done and see where there is need for amendment and get in touch with the school.”
The programme featured presentations by the pupils, alumni, testimonials by parents, awards to parents and pupils, and a documentary about its facilities, which ended with an appeal by Head of School, Mrs Imabong Udofia, to parents and guests to enhance its sporting facilities.