Report on CAN back to Base Empowerment Program at CHSA by Paul Isodhe

As part of effort to inculcate positive attitude towards learning among students and to become HIGHFLYERS in their chosen career, Change Ambassadors Network – CAN, an initiative of Old students of Comprehensive High School Alapere, on Wednesday held the 2nd edition of Back-to -Base empowerment with the theme – Building Highflyers.
The event which held within the school premises had students mostly from SSS2 and SSS3 in attendance. Also students who graduated in July 2016 were also in attendance.
The Guest speaker of the day Oluwatoyosi Oluwatosin Abikoye passionately told the participants how highly successful people became who they are.
She elaborated on some of the excuses people give for failing in studies, while highlighting some practical steps to achieve academic success.
Miss Abikoye, who is a legal practitioner and a scholar at the University of Lagos used herself as practical example for the participants.
As it has been CAN’s culture to motivate younger generation of students in the school and beyond, Change Ambassadors Network presented awards to the following students for their outstanding performance in WAEC and Unified Examinations.
Best Graduating Male 15/16
Nwanoro Prince – 3 A1, 3 B2, 2 B3, 1 C4. (WAEC)
Best Graduating Female 15/16
Oginni Omoyemi Elizabeth – 2 A1, 3 B2, 4 B3. (WAEC)
Best Student in SS3
Ajine Juliet (SS3A) -3 A1, 3 B2, 1 B3, 3 C4.
Best Student in SS2
Kolawole Bukola (SS2B) – 5 A1, 2 B2, 2 B3.
Ajine Juliet was presented with a cheque of N7000 to fund her UTME form next year.
Members of CAN also presented a notice board to the school and also announced the commencement of “CAN Essay Competition” with monthly reward for students who write best articles.
CAN President, Mr. Adeyemi Olalemi described the event as historic and unprecedented in the history of the school.
According to him, CAN has seen tremendous improvement in students’ performance since the commencement of its awards to best students in 2013.
Mr Olalemi recalled how some of the newly graduated students came to his house on their valedictory service day demanding his presence and CAN Awards presentation.
He said this is an indication that the award is achieving its aim as students now work harder in anticipation of the award.
He added that “this is not just an empowerment; it is a strong passion to see that dreams are not shattered, that the future is not doomed even in our very own eyes and to see that that coming generation is built on solid foundation.
Some CAN members who were in attendance included, Adeyemi Olalemi, one time Head boy of the school, Onah Jeffrey- Headboy 2008 set, Ogboji Ruth, Vice President of CAN, Kazeem Lawal. Lara, Benjamin, and Wale from 2010 set.
Paul M O Isodhe is the Public Relations Officer of Change Ambassadors Network

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