The Chairman, Oru East Local Government Area,
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Oru East Local Government Area,
The Divisional Police Officer, Awo-Omamma, Oru East Local Government Area,
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Imo State,
The Director of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Imo State,
Zonal Coordinator, The West African Examination Council,
The Chief host and The General Superintendent of the Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement, Pastor A.C Ohanebo,
The Diocesan Pastors, WCCRM,
The Board of Governors, Logos International Secondary School,
Our Distinguished Principal, Mrs. Anyanwu Chinwe,
Executive Members of the Parents/ Teachers Association,
The Chairman of the occasion,
The Guest Minister,
The Guest Lecturer,
LOGISS Alumni Association,
Members of the Press,
Members of Staff,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
I feel highly honoured to stand before you on this memorable occasion and I welcome everyone to the 2020/2021 Award- Giving Ceremony of the year. Words are not enough to express our gratitude to God Almighty for making us witness this long awaited day. In spite of all the economic and social issues in our nation recently, the Lord has provided, protected and preserved each and every one of us. For this, we give Him all the glory.
I will never forget the day we were all enrolled into this prestigious institution, 9th of September, 2015. We all came from different parts of the world, from different families, with different mindsets and world views to be trained and prepared for a successful future. The preparation process was not easy at all; instead it was painful and strenuous. Sometimes, we felt like we were being maltreated, but now we know that we were only being prepared to be valuable and relevant in the future. Many of us left at some point in this journey for one reason or the other. Some were financially incapacitated, while others were expelled for truancy. All in all, we are grateful to be among the graduating today.
To my colleagues, the graduating class, we are encouraged and advised to keep the flag flying high. As ambassadors of LOGISS, we should shine brightly and never allow the winds of life to put our lights out. We must be the true definition of academic excellence and godliness of the youth wherever we find ourselves, not forgetting any of the virtues we have acquired here. According to John Rohn, “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments” therefore, as we depart from LOGISS, we must endeavor to prioritize our day to day activities and take quick actions toward the realization of our noble goals and dreams. Never give up on your dreams because dreams do come through. Above all, never forget God because He is the Ultimate Guide who alone holds the map of your life.
To the school management, we really want to say a big thank you for all the years of nurturing. Thank you for not sparing the rod when we were wrong. Indeed we are blessed to have leaders like you. We appreciate the efforts of our amiable teachers and pray that their labour will not go unrewarded in this world and in eternity. We will also live to remember our mummy, the Principal of this esteemed citadel of learning, for her relentless efforts to see that the vision and mission of this school is achieved in our lives. We are really grateful ma, God bless you.
To our fellow students, we are leaving you here for the best, so we admonish you to stand firm and completely abide by the wisely prepared code of conduct of LOGISS because they are important for your general wellbeing and success in future. We advise you to “Buy the truth and sell it not “(Proverbs 23:23). Thomas Edison once said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” therefore, be persistent! Never give up on your goals. Push aside procrastination because it is the opportunity assassin, the thief of time. If you do these things, you will succeed. We will dearly miss you all. Farewell.
To the honourable man of God, the pioneer of this distinguished school, Pastor Aloysius Chukwuemeka Ohanebo, we say thank you for all your efforts and prayers which have lifted Logos International Secondary School to a place of prominence above others. May the Lord Almighty continue to replenish you and your family and grant you all your heart desires.
Finally, we would love to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has made our stay here in LOGISS a success, our pastors and teachers. May the good Lord bless you and perfect all that concerns you.
LONG LIVE, THE NEPLUS ULTRAS!
LONG LIVE, THE LOGISS VISION!!
LONG LIVE, THE MAN OF GOD!!!
Iwu Divine Favour Amarachukwu
(Outgoing Deputy Senior Prefect)
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