…LASG, MSSNLagos hail pupil
The Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary, Education District 1, Barrister Margaret Titilayo Solarin has showered encomium on a Senior Secondary Student, Abeedah Alabi of Jakande Estate Comprehensive Senior College, Abesan, Ipaja, for creating an “E-Trash Box” innovation to aid proper disposal of refuse.
The video of the noble initiative, which caught the attention of Mobile Telephone Network, MTN, was shared as “Episode 3” on MTN mPulse Meet the Genius platform for the month of June, 2020.
Speaking on the feat, the TG/PS described the creativity of the young talented teenager as marvelous and outstanding, especially as it aligned with the Health and Environment initiative of the present administration in the continuous campaign for proper refuse disposal methods and good environmental hygiene.
According to her, the spirit of creativity and innovation exhibited by Abeedah should again send the right signal to other students whom, she said, should realise that dedication to learning and research are very critical in making a head-way in life, adding that the passion and vision of the innovator to become a computer programmer spurred her to be ingenious and innovative.
Solarin affirmed that her joy knows no bounds for Abeedah emerging as one of the young talents in Nigeria, remarking that “Excellence has become a prevailing attitude among students of Education District 1”.
The Tutor-General also commended the School Principal and Teachers, especially the ICT Teacher, Mr. Soji Megbowon, who won the 2nd Best National Maltina Teachers Award 2019, and recently donated “Internet Of Things” (IOT) laboratory to the school for the benefit of teachers and students.
Emphasising that the IOT laboratory, coupled with quality teaching methodology and diligence, contributed in no small measure to the academic breakthrough of the students, Mrs. Solarin expressed her appreciation to MTN for the initiative of featuring young talents on their platform to act as a source of inspiration to other students.
The Principal, Mrs. Adessnya Abimbola Olufisayo noted that the student has continued to distinguish herself as a testament to the high standard of eductaion attainable in Public Schools, in view of her breakthrough using technology to solve local problems.
She disclosed that Abeedah has won various awards and accolades for her school and participated in teams that have won various local, national and international competitions in the past two years.
Revealing that Abeedah has taught 50 youngsters the basic rudiments of the Spanish Language and Graphics Design as part of her humanitarian and self-development projects, the Principal added that the brilliant young girl also has a personal site abbystarlight.com.ng where she blogs on personal stories, fiction and other socio-cultural matters.
The Amir of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Council, Saheed Ashafa, commended the pupil.
He said the MSSNLagos would continue to organise programmes geared towards improving pupils’ creativity.