179 Lagos students receive Duke of Edinburgh awards

Total of 179 pupils in Lagos senior secondary schools under the Agboju Education District has been presented the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

The presentation held at the Awori Ajeromi Senior Grammar School in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area.

Those selected have completed award requirements involving emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and social development programmes.

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The award recipients were drawn from 19 schools in the district.

Those selected have completed award requirements involving emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and social development programmes.

They successfully underwent skill learning, social services engagement, physical/sporting activities and adventurous journeys.

The award recipients were drawn from 19 schools in the district.

An award recipient – Abdul-Wujud Alabi – from Heartland Senior Secondary School, said he chose reading, teaching, basketball and water production exploration as his main activities for the programme.

“It was indeed, an opportunity to have gone through this framework. I will continue to remain grateful,” he said.

Another awardee, Oloola Rukayat Jumoke, from Ojoku High School, said public speaking was difficult for her before the programme, but the programme helped her to conquer that challenge.

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“I do not regret participating in the programme,” she added.

The participating schools are: Ajeromi Ifelodun Senior Secondary School, Adeolu Senior Secondary School, Mokoya Senior Secondary School, Expressway Senior High School, Ojoku Senior High School, Ojo Senior Secondary School, Newland Senior Secondary School, Navy Town Senior Secondary School, Community Senior Secondary School, Kuje Senior Secondary School, Lagos State Senior Model College, Creek Senior Secondary School, Alakoto Senior Secondary School, Agboju Senior High School, Army Cantonment Girls, Awori Ajeromi Senior Grammar School, Amuwo Senior High School, Army Cantonment Boys Senior Secondary School and Reservation Senior Secondary School.

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