King’s College Old Boy Rewards Students, Principal With N11m for Excellent Performance

Alhaji Ibrahim-Imam(m) with the students and other guests at the ceremony

Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, immediate past President, King’s College Old Boys Association (KCOB) on Thursday rewarded some students and the principal of the college with N1 million each, for excellent performance.

Ibrahim-Imam made the donation at the 2022/2023 Speech Day and Prize Giving ceremony in Lagos.

The theme of this year’s event is: Maintaining Focus and Determination; Key to Academic Success.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the School Based Management Committee (SBMC) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the institution also awarded cash gifts to some other students for excellence in other categories

Speaking at the event, the former president said that the purpose of the donation was to motivate and encourage the students to do more.

According to him, it is also about giving back to society, noting that it is not enough to be a student in the best college in Nigeria. It requires that one be the best in what he or she does.

 “Of essence is to show good leadership quality, be best in character, conduct, academics, sports, extracurricular activities and morals among others, which is why we are here today.

“During my time, belonging to one extracurricular activity or the other was compulsory. It helped in leadership training and all-round development.

“Focus, diligence, determination and critical thinking is key. I have al and said that attending King’s College is one of the best things that has happened to me.

“So, for me, it is time to give back and encourage these young ones to aim higher,” he said.

On his part, the Principal of the college, Me Andrew Agada, who is one of the awardees, told NAN that he felt humbled to have been recognised by the Old Boy of the college.

Describing the gesture as unprecedented, Agada said the memory would last for a long time to come.

“The gesture is unprecedented. I have not witnessed this kind of kindness before. I have not witnessed it anywhere.

“Kashim Ibrahim-Imam is somebody who has a passion for the college, always motivating the students and staff as you can see it practically demonstrated today.

“For him to bring out N11 million to donate to the students including my humble self, speaks volumes of the level of love and passion he has for the institution.

“He has done nobly. He has done very well. We will continue to appreciate and keep him and his family in our prayers. I never knew that someone somewhere is taking cognisance of our little contribution in the all-round development of these students. I feel humbled.

“Even during his tenure as president, he was able to mobilise the old boys massively to the college and in conjunction with the SBMC chairman, Mr Jani Ibrahim moved the college forward.

“If we should have about five or six of their type in the college, I can assure you that the institution will be totally transformed. We cannot thank them enough, but all we can do is continue to pray for them,” he stated

He noted that the donation would spur the students to do more in their academics and other school activities.

NAN further reports that among the students who benefited from the cash award are those with the best results in the 2023 West African Senior School Examinations (WASSCE) for school candidates and the best in the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

The student with the highest score in the 2023  Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by JAMB was also among g the beneficiaries.

Other awards were cash prizes of N50,000 to students and academic and non-academic staff of the college in various categories,  by the principal,  PTA and the SBMC.

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