It was another moment of thanksgiving and praise galore as members of The Vale College gathered at the college grounds yesterday (2nd, June, 2019) for the 25th edition of the Founders’ Day Thanksgiving Service. On a very clement day and under the able coordination of Mr Akanbi, Mr Billy and Mr Olatunji, the school’s principal officers, the event kicked off by 10 am prompt with robust praise and worship session led by school’s choir and orchestra.

 

The praises and hymns set the mood for an occasion that will be remembered for its gaiety, mirth and exhortation as the school’s Director and workforce looked back over the past 25 years with a heart of gratitude. It was amidst this atmosphere of exultation that the guest preacher, Dr. {Mrs.) Olufadekemi Adewunmi, noted that the school’s emergence was an evidence of the spirit of oneness in Christ, which dated back to the 90s, when The Vale College was founded by Babatunde Ige and Funso Adegbola and has remained steady in its progress in the academic field.

The Director, Mrs Funso Adegbola, in her welcome speech, expressed appreciation to God for making it possible for the school to remain vibrant and committed to raising stars. While expressing optimism that the school will continue to soar like an eagle in the years to come, she also applauded the staff for their commitment and dedication to duty, and prayed for the spirit of excellence for all students.

The second part of the service was the decoration of school prefects and presentation of awards to individuals (staff and students) who have shown outstanding performance in the school, including the Chief Bola Ige and Justice Atinuke Ige scholars.

The Award recipients are as follows:

The Afolabi Award for academic achievement, ethical leadership and maturity: Ms. Hazizat Sulu.

The Vale Award to the best member of Staff: Mr. Lucky Esoimeme

The Founders’ Scholarship Award: Master Adebowale Olujimi

Chief Bola Ige Scholarship Award: Excel Silver (Methodist School III) and Israel Esan (St. Michael African School)

Hon. Justice Atinuke Ige Scholarship Award: Victoria Salawu Abiola (Queen’s School) and Obayemi John Pius (Command Day Secondary School)

 

The three-hour programme was rounded off with a closing prayer by Venerable G.B Daramola.

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to The Vale College.  We are pleased to share the joy in celebrating the school’s achievements over the past two and a half decades.  Our heartfelt thanks go to the management and staff of the school for their dedicated efforts in offering quality education to the students throughout the years.  Their selfless devotion has enabled students to unleash their potential and cultivate a sense of responsibility and commitment towards the school community.

Over these 25 years, the College has kept abreast of the development in education and continued to provide quality education for its students.  Looking ahead, we are confident that The Vale College will keep up its good efforts in nurturing more talents for the future of Africa.  We also appeal to students to start equipping themselves and grasp every learning opportunity to broaden their horizon.  With a good understanding of who you are and a positive orientation towards life, you are well placed to plan ahead for a rewarding and satisfying career and life.

Finally, may we use this opportunity to wish The Vale College continued success in the years to come.  We also wish everyone and their family good health and happiness.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4

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