Newsdependant report that The Owaloko of Iloko-Ijesa kingdom, Alayeluwa Oba Dr. Akeem Olusayo Ogungbangbe, yesterday charged graduands of Iloko Model College to stay away from crime, embrace hard work and resilience.
Owaloko, who gave the charge during the valedictory service ceremony of the school, warned them to shun social vices, such as cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, examination malpractices and embrace hardwork and resilience.
He advised the graduands to brace up for the challenges ahead, however, said that with hardwork and determination, they would surmount them.
“The world you are going into is very challenging; but don’t be scared, rather be prepared to face those challenges squarely
“With hardwork and determination, your dreams in life will come through.
Nobody will control you, nobody will tell you to go for mass, classes or even dining; you are no longer boys, but men, and so you must take your destinies into your hands
“You must shun all forms of social vices because the training you have been given in Iloko Model College is that which has moulded you to better persons,” Owaloko said.
He further asked them to identify their purposes, visions and mission in life, stressing that although most of them have graduated many years ago, the knowledge and skills they have acquired as students would help them to excel and face the challenges that may come their ways.
Owaloko commended the students for the supports given to the school authority, saying that being the students of the college is another experience in life.
He further tasked parents and guardians to give support to their wards, urging them to teach the young ones the way of the lord, in addition to morals and values, as that will go a long way to curbing vices in the society.
He thanked the teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution for the efforts and resilience they had put into moulding the graduands.
He also thanked the parents of the graduands for the support and cooperation accorded the management of the school throughout the period of the training.