As most Nigerians probably know, public school students never take resumption dates seriously. The moment the date is fixed, a lot of them automatically add an extra week to it – if not two. However, for students of Army Day Secondary School, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, this trend might change hence.
This is as a result of the good fortune that smiled upon one of their colleagues, one Master Hendris Obasuyi, when he received a laptop from the Edo State Governor for being the first to resume at school for the session. The principal of the school, Mrs Florence Edokpa, confirming the laptop presentation on Monday in Benin, and said, the student was presented with the laptop for his punctuality.
According to her, “Obasuyi was the first student to arrive to school for the 2012/2013 Academic Session on Monday… The laptop was presented by Mr Yusuf Bako, the Chief Inspector of Education, Ikpoba-Ohka Local Government Area of the state, on behalf of the state governor to him for his punctuality to school.”
On his own part, Obasuyi, an SS 2 student, said that he was very grateful to receive the award: “The laptop will assist me in doing my assignments and research when connected to the Internet,” he said.