Remember ‘magic words’, Head Mistress charges Mater Christi Catholic School graduates
•Thanks God for academic achievements
Mater Christi Catholic Nursery/Basic School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, recently graduated another set of pupils for the 2018/2019 academic session and expressed delight that nearly all its graduating pupils were on the national merit list of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
The Head Mistress of the school, Reverend Sister Antoinette Marie Afoamuta, in her address at the graduation/prize-giving day of the school, charged graduates to always live by the dictates of “the magic words” that they had been taught.
According to her, the magic words were “Please, Excuse me; Sorry; Thank you and Pardon me,” pointing out that using these words and expressions appropriately as they had been taught, would guide them in their dealings both in their secondary education and in the society at large.
Sr. Afoamuta told the gathering of students, parents and well wishers that the school’s result of last year’s common entrance examination was “the best result so far in Ekiti State,” saying “the first position scored 475 out of 500 marks; iIt is the Lord’s doing and it’s marvelous in our sight. Mater Christi is the champion and the best in Ekiti State.”
She said Mater Christi had been participating in “different competitions with different schools and has been winning laurels. In the NECO exam completed last month, our pupils performed so well that almost all of them were on national merit list”.
She added that during the third term, the management had created room for skill acquisition every Friday, which is already in the school’s time table, pointing that that skills being taught included soap making, air freshener, shampoo, disinfectant, bead-making, snacks, shoe-making, drawing and painting (visual arts), sewing, knitting, photography etc.
The Head Mistress expressed “gratitude to the Almighty God for His immeasurable love towards the institution” to witness the graduation of their children for the year 2019.
In their valedictory speeches, the Senior Boy, Master Okeke Santus and the Senior Girl, Miss Ayomide Ogbonnaiye, expressed appreciation to their teachers for the knowledge imparted on them and for the successful completion of their studies at Mater Christi, Ado-Ekiti.
They promised, on behalf of other graduating pupils of the school to be good ambassadors in the larger society.
A cross section of parents who attended the ceremony commended the management and the teachers for their dedication to quality education in the country.