Bridge Nigeria Holds Graduation for Pupils

Funmi Ogundare

Excitement rented the air, recently, at the 2021 prize giving and graduation ceremony of Bridge Academies as the pupils gaily dressed, turned out to celebrate the end of the academic year.

The colourful and fun event brought together teachers, parents and well-wishers in the communities in all Bridge community schools, to celebrate the commitment, behaviour and achievements of pupils, as well as reward the efforts of the teachers during the academic year.

The Regional Director Academics at Bridge, Rhoda Odigboh commended the teachers for the success of their pupils, saying that the learning gains evidenced at Bridge were as a result of their dedication, passion and hardwork.
According to her, “The success our children have achieved in the national exam shows what Bridge has always believed that every Nigerian child can excel if given the right opportunities, supportive teachers who are at the heart of our mission of delivering a life-changing education for millions of children and empowering schools.”

The best graduating primary six pupil at Bridge International Academy Anibaba in Ikorodu, Master Iretomiwa Adewusi, thanked the school for giving him the opportunity to become a better person, academically and otherwise.

He attributed his success to the dedication and commitment to his academic works and other co-curricular activities.

A parent at Bridge International Academy Omobalufon in Ojo, Mrs. Olayinka Amudipe, whose son was the best graduating primary six pupil in the school, said she was glad she chose Bridge for her children. “Looking back, I am happy I made the decision to enrol my children at Bridge because ensuring that our children have the best education foundation and are set for a successful future and a good quality of life was what my husband and I wanted for them.”

Some of the parents confessed that their children have been significantly transformed, with obvious academic and moral improvement.

The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of gifts and awards to pupils in various categories such as most punctual and organised, most improved, most respectful, best in different subjects like Maths, English and Science, best prefect, best graduating pupils, vendor, as well as teacher of the year awards.

Some of the activities on display at the ceremony were words recitation, debate sessions, drama and cultural display, dance competition, poems presentation, news broadcast which summarised various activities of term and what parents should expect in the next academic year.

Bridge Nigeria is a network of nursery and primary schools in underserved communities in Lagos and Osun State, creating opportunities for children to grow and explore their potential.

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