Projecting education as the bedrock of development, residents of Imota LCDA were excited and enthusiastic about producing intellectual prospects on the 12th of September 2022.
An initiative aimed at stimulating educational excellence as a nostrum to creating career feat and community improvement, Oba Ranodu’s best WAEC results prize & award presentation hosted 9 young scholars at Imota youth centre.
With HRM, Oba Mudahsir Ajibade Bakare Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota as royal host, the occasion coincided with the 72nd birthday of the paramount ruler who felt pleased to share his special moment with parents and teachers in his province.
Explaining the significance of the program, Imota student union president, Comrade Ogunbowale Olatayo Bodunrin remarked that every individual is living for a purpose seeking guidance towards achieving their goals in life.
He explained that it is in efforts towards contributing to the academic upliftment of students and youth in Imota LCDA, that the Oba Ranodu Best WAEC prize and Award Presentation was birthed, which is a first of its kind.
Ogunbowale continued, “This event is sponsored by His Royal Majesty, Oba Mudashir Ajibade Bakare Agoro to promote literary prominence among pupils prevailing a route to career success and community development as the theme of the occasion noted”.
“Oba Mudashir Ajibade Bakare Agoro, a chartered accountant, is one of the foremost enlightened, indigenous, community crusader, progressive like mind and futuristic crowned King among Kings in the division and the state at large”.
“His reign has attracted great expansion to Imota LCDA, Hence, the need to propel his personality became pertinent to us and the instituted students body of the community”.
“Positioned to celebrate scholars and encourage students in the 4 wards of the town, we have meticulously scrutinised nine (9) students, emerging as the awardees of this occasion”.
Explaining how the 9 students were selected, Ogunbowale asserted that three categories of which the first category requires entry results across the schools in the LCDA both public and private. While the second and third category requires entry result from students of Ansar-ud-deen grammar school, Imota and Community Senior grammar school Imota respectively.
“We have three students with the best results selected from each category to make up the nine (9). The sacrificial effort rendered on the students to ensure they all come out in flying colours in their respective examinations cannot be taken away from the teachers and school administrators”.
“Let me finish up this speech by saluting everyone for the milestone success, your decision to stay focused on securing an outstanding feat gave importance to this gesture” Ogunbowale added.
Before the prize and award presentation, His Royal Majesty, Oba Mudashir Ajibade Agoro, in his remarks praised the student union for deeming it fit to use his birthday in extolling the academic performance of students in the community, adding that such an idea will spur young minds to take their education more seriously.
He proceeded, “While am so proud to see the list of awardees, am only concerned that no Imota indigene made the roster, which should be a serious burden to all our parents“.
“I cannot overemphasize the role education played in my successful career which also lead me to become the paramount ruler of this Imota-land, my tendency to learn brought me to the spotlight”.
“This is a clarion call to all Imota indigenes to create a better atmosphere for the children to grow academically, it will go a long way to aid our community shortly”.
“Let me at this juncture, congratulate all the awardees, and for the accountants on the list, they should meet with me by the end of the month, so I can further support them with a foundational guide as they progress academically” Oba Mudashir Agoro concluded
The high point of the event was the presentation of fifty thousand naira (50,000.00) cash prize to the 9 students plus awards to the best 3 scholars.