The Wife of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged school students to equip themselves with sufficient information and develop a sense of critical thinking to be able to stand out.
Dr. Sanwo-Olu, who noted that knowledge was power and drove all aspects of life’s endeavours, gave the urge at the 2019 Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Queens College in Lagos.
She advised students to develop an appetite for knowledge and excellence to drive their dreams.
“As you leave here today to the larger society, I want you to embrace information in this computer and information age. Don’t give room for complacency,” she urged the graduating students of the College.
According to her, Queens College is a flagship Unity College and should remain committed to quality and balanced education for the girl-child.
She also noted that the College had produced generations of women who excelled globally and contributed meaningfully to nation building. She urged the students to always believe in themselves.
“You are braver than you think, more talented than you know and more capable that you can imagine. The only person that can stop you from getting to your peak is you; therefore, believe in yourself.
“Get ready for challenges because your ability to handle challenges is indeed a measure of your strenghth. Never view challenges as disadvantage,” she stated.