An award-winning product of Adesoye College has again made his parents proud when he won almost all the key awards at the graduation ceremony of Adesoye College, Offa, Kwara State.
Fafemi who is said to have been a pride to Adesoye College ever since his junior secondary school days having won awards for the school in Kwara State, Nigeria and at intercontinental competitions won more than eight awards during the 2019 prize and speech making day of the school.
Speaking to our correspondent after the event, Olufisayo Fafemi, who already won scholarships till Ph.D level in his academic pursuit said that he cannot specifically attribute anything other than God to his success.
He said: “Though I read at my own pace, I pray a lot to God for success. I don’t do things because anyone is doing it, I read at my own pace. I also take time to meet my subject teachers ask questions over whatever I don’t seem to understand during te classes.”
Fisayo’s mother, Queentte Barbara Fafemi who could not control her tears of joy was allowed to freely shed the tears as she said: “My only explanation for this is God being behind all of it. I am caught unawares by my son’s success and to God alone be the glory.”
The Adesoye College had their graduation ceremony, a yearly event that is a beehive of activities at Offa, Kwara State on Saturday at the newly commissioned Adesoye Hall within the school premises.
Speaking at the event, the guest speaker Alhaji Mohammed Aliko Muhammed admonished the graduating students that they cannot afford to put themselves to shame.
Aliko who estimated the cost of training each of the graduating students from year on to date put it at four hundred and fifty million for the 31 students said: “Your parents would have made better profit if they invested their funds elsewhere and put yu in one school that has no name or just another school, where a car park is just converted into a classroom.”
“You cannot afford to disappoint those parent and yourself. You mut go out and prove to the world that your coming to Adesoye College is a worthwhile investment by making the desired impact in the society and making Nigeria a better place.”
In his own remarks, the son of late Adesoye, the Proprietor of the school, an Abuja based Clergyman, Rev Sola Adesoye advised the graduants to change the Nigeria of today to a more united Nigeria where all tribes are treated equally, every citizen being given a sense of belonging and pride of being called Nigerians.
Sola Adesoye added that the graduating students must ensure that poverty is stamped out of the society as much as they can because with the growing trend in the population of poor people in Nigeria, the sixty million poor Nigerians will, in years to come, beome theor enemies if nothing positive is done.
Watch the video of the event