Dowen College, Lagos, has awarded 46 scholarships to students in honor of the school’s 26th Founders Day.
The principal, Dr Adebisi Layiwola, stated during the thanksgiving ceremony and prize-giving that the school was committed to academic and moral excellence.
She stated that students who excelled received scholarships and awards, as well as tuition waivers for an academic year.
“We gave the pupils various scholarships. If you score 90 per cent and above in your studies, automatically, the tuition fees for the next academic year are waived. “Also, those who wrote our entrance examination and scored well got scholarships for six years. We pay great attention to excellence. We remain committed to it, whether in academics or co-curricular activities. We place a premium on academics and character development and nurture our pupils’ talent in other areas,” she said.
Guest speaker, Dr Adebowale Adewusi, advised the students to be diligent and depend on God.
“Be hardworking, it is highly rewarding and you can secure scholarships when you work smartly. Discover yourself and stay away from drugs. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you have a problem. Do not be involved in unlawful activity, stay focused, stay away from troubles.”
Dr Olumide Phillips, the institution’s founder, and his wife, Dr Toyin Phillips, were joined by parents of students and dignitaries of the Methodist Boys High School (MBHS5963), who were also commemorating 60 years of graduation.
Other dignitaries were Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. Ifedola Okupevi, Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos; the Rt. Revd. Dr. Kames Odedeji, Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West; and the Rt. Revd. Akinpelu Johnson, Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos Mainland.