By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu
Lagos, June 2, 2022 (NAN) The Old Grammarians’ Society (OGS) of CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos, has advised students of the school to be passionate about their academics to achieve success in their future careers.
Mr Dipo Arigbede, Chairman, OGS, organisers of CMS 163rd Founders Day, gave the advice at a career talk organised for students of the school on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme, organised as part of activities for the Founders Day Celebration, had in attendance students from junior and senior classes.
Arigbede told the students that achieving success was greatly dependent on the efforts they put in, hence the need to be dedicated in every academic stage of their studies.
“CMS Grammar School has offered equal opportunities to every student here, so you must be passionate about your career, set realistic, achievable academic goal for yourself.
“Embark on an undertaking with as much effort and determination as possible, deplore fear of God in character and behaviour to improve the quality of your life, family and nation at large.
“Dress well and listen to your teachers. I charge you to embrace the good and do away with bad manners because that is what makes us Grammarians,” he added.
Mr Olu Vincent, President of the OGS, told the students to live in love and avoid bullying one another.
He urged the students to speak out when they notice any form of oppression, saying “the man in you will die if you fail to voice out in the face of injustice”.
He said: “The school management and OGS is investing a lot to direct and shape your future and you must take and make best use of this opportunity”.
Also, Mr Barnaby Ephraim, OGS CMS ’82 set, charged the students to respect and obey rules and regulations of the school authority by recognising their fellows who occupied official posts.
Ephraim encouraged the present students to identify with school alumni to have an enabling environment to sustain relationship with peers and have platform to give back to the school.
”You are the ambassadors of this great school.
“Also, it’s a good networking platform because when you associate with your alma mata, you’ll enjoy certain privileges as the case maybe.
“When you complete your education here and find your feet, start thinking of what you can give back to your school; like now, OGS is a major pillar of support to the school.
“Like we heard, the OGS president said that the Alakija hostel was build by an old boy and his wife, likewise so many others projects here, and that is the spirit, ” he said.
The Grammarian, who is also a Lagos State Cricket Coach, said he was using the sport to give back to school.
According to him, kits have been donated to the school to ensure that cricket playing remains active and students who have the talent are groomed.
“By the grace of God Almighty, my set will be dedicating the new kitchen.
“Summarily, it is most important to associate with alumni association as a tangible platform.
“It is a forum that can drive success to you as an individual and the school as an entity, so have it at the back of your mind,” he advised.