Kunle Adelabu & Mariam Akinloye
-As HOMAT, Oriwu, Quantum schools shine at cultural display
Students in Ikorodu have been asked to focus on their educational pursuit if they are to achieve success in life and contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.
The Ikorodu Crystal Club gave the charge on Wednesday, February 1, 2023,which was the Day 5 of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the club during which the club hosted students from various public and private schools to Cultural Performance and Seminar.
At the event held at the Ikorodu Crystal Club House, Adaraloye, Ikorodu, several indigent students were also presented with free JAMB forms as part of the club’s educational support.
HOMAT Comprehensive College, which has over the years known with cultural and acrobatic performance, emerged the winner in the performance while Oriwu Senior Model College, Ikorodu, another school that has won national, regional and state laurels in cultural dance, came second and Quantum Leap High School, emerged third.
Other schools at the event were: HOMAT Academy, Ikorodu Senior Grammar School, Shamseedeen Senior Grammar School, Enodab Rainbow School, UEC College, Homat Pivotal College and Hebron Heights College.
Alhaji Moroof Dawodu – Olowosago, Chairman, Crystal Club 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, while announcing winners of the competition, said that a day was dedicated for educational activities because of the importance that the club attached to education.
“This programme has been organized by the Ikorodu Crystal Club in commemoration of its 50th anniversary, and we considered education and our students as important. That is why we are dedicating a day to gather you here and impact you in our little way. As students, your educational growth is very important to us and the society at large which is why we are organizing cultural performance and seminar”, he said.
“I hope that you will be able to go back home with one or two lessons from the seminar delivered by an erudite scholar and from the cultural performances.
“To further express the importance that we attach to education, we are also going to distribute JAMB forms to many students and residents as our support for the indigent students. This is to encourage our students to study and be better people in years. Our aim is to see people turning out to be great people in the future that would impact on society and if you have to be great, you must face your studies”, Alhaji Olowosago charged.
Earlier, Dr Nelson Ayodele, who has been a motivational speaker for about three decades with records of inspiring hundreds of young men spoke on the topic, “Success Resolution: Essential Tools To Moving To Your Next Academic Level”.
He identified five major factors called ‘Five Ds’ – Desire, Decision, Determination, Diligence and Discipline, as important acts which any student aiming to be successful in life must follow.
“The first of the five Ds is Desire: whatever that you don’t desire, you may not achieve it. Whatever that you desire, you pursue and see to it that it is achieved. So, always have a desire and pursue such to a logical conclusion. In this case, what you desire is what you intend to study in University and become in future”, he said.
“The second is Decision. It is important for you to make a proper decision if you want to succeed in your academics and life. You must choose those that you associate with carefully. You must know the type of friends that you pick.
“In addition, the third is Determination. You may have the desire and as well take the decision, but there might still be obstacles. In this situation, what you need is determination to surmount the problems confronting your intention to achieve your goal in life.
“Another factor is Diligence and it is an important factor. You must be diligent in all that you do. You must be hardworking. Whatever that you do in life requires you to be hardworking. As the saying goes, ‘When a man is diligent in his work, he will be among kings and not mean men.
“The last of the five Ds is Discipline. Many students and people usually start well in their educational pursuit and life, but because of lack of discipline, they join bad gangs and fall off the radar.
“If you are a disciplined student, you must pay attention in class when your tutor is teaching you. Because of lack of discipline, many students have missed it”, he said.
He, therefore, charged the participating students to critically study the five Ds and work towards them to be successful in life.
Dr Nelson also asked the students to use their time very well; stay focused; read and learn ahead of class; learn to accept responsibilities for failure and success and help themselves and seek for assistance from their teachers or colleagues that know more than them among others.
Also at the event were Alhaji Olawale Tairu Mohammed Amusa, President, Ikorodu Crystal Club, Otunba Rafiu Adewale, an elder of the club, Alhaji T.A. Abiodun, an elder of the club, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, Chairman, Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS) and Mr Kassim Shille, Social Secretary, IKODASS among others.