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Ekakpamre Grammar Schl students advised to shun cultism
By Amos Okioma
Students of Ekakpamre Grammar School, Ekakpamre in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state have been enjoined to always take their studies seriously and shun cultism, truancy, disobedience to school authorities and myriads of anti-social behavior that are inimical to their advancement in life; rather they should emulate their mentors, old students that have excelled in their chosen professions.
Mr Jacob Ogbodu, pioneer president of the Old Students Association of Ekakpamre Grammar School, Ekakpamre stated this while admonishing the students who were fathomed into the activities of the association’s monthly meeting that was hosted by one of its own from the community, Elder Fred Ohwahwa in his country home.
According to Jacob Ogbodu, a former senior prefect of the school and a chartered accountant commended the chief host, Fred Ohwahwa and the students he invited to meet with their old students and their acceptance to entertain at the epochal event.
He also implored the students to jettison cultism and other anti-social activities that were capable of derailing their heart desires and aspirations, as what is required of them is to take their studies seriously because there is no short cut to success, but hardwork, dedication and commitment.
“As you can see the crowd and those not present were once students of this great school; if we had indulged in cultism, truancy and disobedience to constituted authorities we could not have become lawyers, accountants, engineers, journalists, medical doctors, architects etc. We became what we are today by dint of our hardwork, patience, resilience and dedication to our studies in our formative years.”
He charged the senior prefect not to relent in exposing cultism and other anti-social behaviors to the school principal. ” Kindly report any cultism related issues to the principal who will in turn report to the Association for necessary action ”
The president also decried the non involvement of the old students who are from Ekakpamre town and appealed to them to join the Association which is a bonafide Association of the indigenes of Ekakpamre and non-indigenes .
Earlier, an elated Fred Ohwahwa who hosted the monthly meeting was overwhelmed with the presence of his former classmates and junior students that he had not seen since they left the school expressed joy and satisfaction for their honoring the invitation as it afforded members to reconnect and re – unite with nostalgia of fond memories of school life then.
To him, the importance of the Association cannot be over emphasized. He also solicited the support and commitment of members towards the growth of the Association for it to contribute its quota to the upliftment of the alma mater.
The October 20, 2019 meeting at the residence of Fred Owhahwa, a former staff of the Guardian Newspaper recorded 84 members in attendance.