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|A cross section of some graduands at the Speech and Prize Giving ceremony for graduating pupils of NDA Staff School|
Presenting the graduands, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs KM Abdusalam noted that the school which was established in February 1989 to meet the aspirations and yearnings of the NDA staff to access quality education for their children and wards and has a total population of 1412 pupils from nursery 1 to primary 6. Mrs Abdulsalam disclosed that pupils of the school had participated in various academic and extracurricular activities such as Mathematics and English competitions, in which they came out tops, undertook excursions and television appearances, to mention a few. She further revealed that the infrastructural challenges in the school have been addressed by the Commandant NDA, Major General MT Ibrahim through the remodeled school blocks, well furnished offices and classrooms, state – of – the – art playground, regular water supply and a security post. She acknowledged that these structures have helped the pupils to excel in their academic and extracurricular activities.
|NDASS Head Teacher, Mrs KM Abdulsalam making some remarks during the Speech and Prize Giving ceremony|
|President of NDAOWA, Mrs Fauziya Ibrahim (representing the Commandant), making some remarks at the event|
In the same vein, the Guest of Honour, Associate Professor Adetutu Aliyu who was represented by Major AO Babarinde commended the graduands and teachers for their perseverance and excellent achievements. He noted that this was made possible by the serene learning environment provided by the Commandant, as well as the commitment of the teachers and parents towards ensuring that the pupils receive the best possible training. Professor Aliyu further advised the teachers and pupils to imbibe the five factors of success which he enumerated as “growth, failure, generosity, gratitude and God”.
Highlights of the event include the presentation of prizes to all the graduands and awards to those who excelled in certain areas of study, presentation of the 4th edition of the school magazine, recitation of poems in English and French by the pupils, presentation of News Panorama by the pupils and cultural dance displays also by the pupils.
|Pupils entertaining guests with a cultural dance performance|