The Model Basic School, Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin graduated 13 pupils today 28th of July,2021. The ceremony took place in the school premises.

The Acting Provost Dr. Jimoh Ahmed Ayinla in his goodwill message commended the good work of the headteacher and teachers towards the success of the school.

He said that he was there with mixed feelings, in that he is both happy as well as sad. He stated he was sad because the school is dying and going down the drain, compared to her former glory. He, therefore, admonished staff and parents to endeavour to do their possible best in resurrecting the image of the school.

Dr. Ayinla also promised that before the next resumption, all damaged buildings and leaking roofs will be repaired appropriately. He then urged the teachers to always cultivate the habit of dressing appropriately to show shining examples for the pupils. He encouraged the parents of the graduating pupils to enrol their wards into Model Secondary School.

The Chairman of the occasion ably represented by the Model Secondary School Manager, Mr. Iyanda Babatunde in his speech, said that each parent has a lot to do in the successful attainment of their wards. He also added that a lot is happening in the society now and parents have a particular task to do in their children lives which is about investing in them. He advised parents to endeavour to train, re-train and nurture their children in the best possible ways.

The Head Teacher Mr. Lamidi Bello Mohammed in his speech rejoiced with the grandaunts, their parents and the teachers who had worked tirelessly to make the children reach the peak of the first six years of their educational ladder. He added that ever since he took the leadership mantle of the school, the school still maintains its high degree of academic excellence in both internal and external examinations.  He added that the, it is a known fact that that the taste of the pudding lies in its taste, no wonder many parents still have confidence in the school. He emphasised that in this regard, to cater for the principle of individualism and create a conducive environment for proper class management and control, the school maintains a comfortable class size of pupils.

He enjoined parents and guardians to endeavour to pay their children and wards school fees promptly as this has a lot to do with them, as to improve the standard of the school and maintaining the school infrastructure.

He also said that buying of textbooks is also a vital issue in the learning and teaching process because sending a child to school without textbooks is like a farmer going to farm without farm tools.

Mr. Lamidi appreciated the continued support of the management led by Dr. Jimoh Ayinla and the present staffers of the school for their discipline and commitment to works at all times.

He also advised the dear outgoing pupils to always bear in mind the sons and daughters of whom they are and always remember their Alma matter everywhere they go and be guided by the school ethics in their daily routine.

The Highlights of the events were Procession of Grandaunts, Short Playlet by the pupils, Cultural dance, Ekiti dance, Ilorin dance, Grandaunts Decoration, Donation and Presentation of Gifts to the outstanding pupils.

Others in attendance include; the Chairlady Mrs. Iyabo Sanni, The SSUCOEN Chairman Mr. O.J Olomu, Dean of Education Mr. Saka Babatunde, Director CITC Mr. Abeeb Amoo and a host of others.