Chalk and blackboard are the symbols of teaching as a profession in Kosofe. When a woman must have taught for 35 unbroken years, it means he has seen too many types of blackboards and also emptied pack of chalks and makers while moulding today’s leaders in our society home and abroad.
On November 1, 2019 at the pens-down ceremony that took place at Ogudu High School, Ojota, Kosofe, Lagos member of the union of teachers, old students , others eulogies Mrs. Obasola.
In his address the Chairman of the occasion Pa. Olu Omole ably represented by Mrs. Omole, Whom have known Mrs Obasola for two decades and as great teacher, mother, wife and christians shared his experience speech partly reads” I taught in a technical school in Lagos in 1969, i also taught briefly on part time basis in Yaba College of Technology and Unilag in 1979 to 1980.
“Based on my experience you meet some of your students in high places, a few of them will pretend not to remember you but majority of them will remember and honour you as their teacher”
Families, friends, staff, church, parent forum and Ancopps one after the other eulogised Mrs. Ariyo, others developing captured by Kosofepost at event will be published separately. However, few of them are posted below:
Dr. Adeniyi Ariyo (Son) partly said ” I have seen people that has been with her 30 years minimum and they are still here today.”
“She made a statement sometimes ago that have thousands in my account doesn’t make me rich, most influential but if i can look back and count people that’s who she is.”
“She has touched lives , Whom i am today is by God’s grace and by her, Dr. Adeniyi said.
Hon. Amb. Sina Bilesanmi, Youth Ambassador, Kosofe Youths Movement (NYCN)and National President Association of Telephone, Cable TV & Internet Subscribers of Nigeria (ATCIS), Recently, and Ajegunle Senior School, PTA chairman, was once a student of Mrs. Obasola while she was at Orisigun Senior High school, Ketu while at the pens down event said:
Today celebrant was my former Mathematics teacher and principal of my son. Mama is responsible, responsive , God fearing and actively caring mother to behold. Not too long ago, In preparation for 2019 SSS3 examination at ASHS. Mama after seeking approval facilitated external teachers and special lesson for the students and they came out with excellent result.
Mama efforts erased the historical bad results of ASHS students after graduation but during Mama everything moved to the next level. Our children had good result. Noting further when i was aspiring for Kosofe constituency 2, House of Assembly this year both mama and daddy stood by me morally. Most importantly, spiritually. Now as She steps into another exciting stage of her life, May blessings, joy and peace follow her in all her future endeavours. I say a hearty congratulations to her.
The highpoint of the event was her official ceremonial pen downs speech , During this moment Mrs. Ariyo told the incoming young principal Mrs. Bisola that she took Ajegunle Senior High School from 1 to 86% and enjoined her successor to work and achieve more 13%.
She charged the students that she expected nothing less than 100% in their academic performance.
Noting further she implored her to use the school running cost transparently on teachers, staffs and students so as to get the best result .
She pleads to the Nigeria Union of Teacher members in AJSH to give her the maximum cooperation and support before the pens down.
Immediately, She dropped her pen she was inducted into the Association of Retired Principals of Secondary Schools of Nigeria (ARPSON)
Few pictures of the events