Forty-two seniors graduated from the AUN Schools Elementary at a ceremony on July 13.
The Administrator of AUN Schools, Nkem Uzowulu prayed that parents get the reward of their investments in the children.
The graduates include 24 pupils from the elementary section and 18 from the kindergarten.
Mrs. Uzowulu thanked the parents for entrusting the children to the school’s care. She also commended the children for their achievements, urging them to keep up the good work.
“In AUN Schools, we always aim for the top because that is where we have more space and that is where we belong. I am confident that all of you have the potential to be the best wherever you go. All that is required is for you to be determined and hardworking. As I always tell you, hard work does not kill but brings out the best in you.”
A supervisor in the school, Victoria Olosunde, said the children have gone through a lot of programs and extracurricular activities and had the opportunity to learn, grow, transform, and become what you are today. “As you go into secondary school, remember the hard work and everything we taught you. Make sure you continue to strive harder.”
Mrs. Olosunde advised all the graduating students to keep their dream alive.
“We always recite a quote in class: ‘If you can dream it, you can achieve it.’ ...remember that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Nada Mbah, whose ambition is to be a medical doctor and caregiver to the old and needy, emerged the best graduating pupil. She thanked the parents for the opportunity and the sacrifices they have made to enable her to get an excellent education. And to her teachers, she said they have been very friendly.
Speaking on behalf of the graduating students, second best graduating student, Oluchi Osuagwu, said every pupil had worked hard to be successful. “I have no doubt that every graduating pupil will find a way to succeed in life.”
In rendering her speech, Ms. Oluchi said the school helped her to gain knowledge in various subjects, build “priceless” social skills as well as instill in her the values and attitudes needed to be successful in life.
“We have been taught at the AUN Schools Elementary that even if something is hard to overcome, having the right mindset makes all of the difference.”
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa