The Executive Chairman of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Apostle Oloruntoba Oke, has said the council would continue to partner and invest massively in primary education.
Oke stated this on Tuesday, at the valedictory and prize giving ceremony of Diamonds Mine Nursery and Primary School, where he was a special guest.
Oke who was represented by the council’s Supervisory Councillor for Works, Hon. Isaac Olusola Ajibose, also pledged to continue to support the school.
Visibly impressed with the various presentations by the pupils of the school, Oke said, a solid primary education remained the bedrock of any society.
Oke challenged the valedictorians not to rest on their oars, but to continue to study hard in order to continue to succeed in their academic pursuits in their various secondary schools.
He said: “There is a king and queen lying dormant in you all, only hard work and diligent study could rise it to its full bloom.”
The school proprietress Mrs Romoke Aderibigbe extolled the virtues of the valedictorians, all of whom she said are exceptionally brilliant pupils.
“We have no doubt that you would be our exceptional ambassadors in the various secondary schools you may find yourselves to continue to academic pursuits,” Mrs Aderibigbe said.
She added that not only did the pupils performed excellently well in the various common entrance examinations they sat for, they equally won laurels as first runners up in the Spelling Bee competition organised for private primary school in the local government.
“These pupils have also undergone a crash programme at the Domino’s and they could make pizza without any supervision,” she said.
She thanked parents who continued to support their wards, and urged all to endure that they buy all textbooks and stationeries necessary yo make learning a more enjoyable and pleasurable experience for their children.
Various interesting drama sketches and dance and cultural presentations were presented by pupils of the school to the admiration of appreciative parents.
Highpoint of the event was the presentation of gifts and prizes to deserving pupils of the nursery school and their primary school colleagues.
A parent of one of the graduands Mrs Lateefat Akogun, extolled the school for its high etiquette, and strict academic ethos.
She said: “Diamonds Mine School is a very good school that any discerning parent should pray to put their children or wards. You can leave your child in school and go to sleep, they are very committed to the pupils and have uncommon patience and support for parents.”
Another parent Mr Adoga, described the school as a family school, where the staff and management have unequalled passion for children in their care.
Here are some of the personalities at the event.

From left Mr Yinka Aderibigbe and Mr Isaac Ajibose,

Some of the parents in a dancing competition at the event

Parent of one of the valedictorians Mrs Akogun appreciating some of the teachers of the school

From left; Mr Yinka Aderibigbe, Mr Ajibose, and school proprietress Mrs Romoke Aderibigbe