Three Finish With Distinctions
The premises of the Federal School of Occupational Therapy, Oshodi was agog this week, as the school celebrated its 11th and 12th convocation ceremony in grand style. The occasion saw 66 students earn diplomas certificates, while deserving graduates were given special awards.
Out of the 41 graduating students for the 2017 session, three earned distinctions, carting home almost all the awards. They include Gogo Mayokun (best graduating student in his class), Kolapo Khadija and Dopamu Timilehin Ayodele. Kolapo’s mother was on hand to celebrate with her daughter and couldn’t hold back tears of joy as she praised God and her daughter for making her proud.
The trio went home with almost all the available awards for the 2016/2017 session, while Yusuff Toluwalope Victoria (best graduating student in her class) and Imosi Victory did same for the 2015/2016 session.
Speaking with The Guardian on her impressive results, Kolapo said hard work and prayer was responsible for her performance. “I know what I came to do here and I faced it squarely. I cannot afford to disgrace my family, especially my mother after all what they have done for me and I know this is just the beginning as I intend to do even more.”
In his remarks, the acting principal of the institution, Mr. Adeoso praised the students for their hard work and urged them to be worthy ambassadors of the school and profession. He implored them not to rest on the diploma alone, but move up the academic ladder in the pursuit of excellence and perfection.
“Though this is a relatively new course in the country, we are optimistic that in a matter of years, it would become as popular as medicine and pharmacy. A lot of people need our services, they don’t just know they need us yet till when they actually do.”
The registrar of the school, Olori Lydia Ajayi, while congratulating the graduating students urged them not to rest on their oars and strive to do better than those around them, as their present diploma was only just a beginning.