11-year-old pupil emerges one-day principal

Omoobajesu Iroyinayo Idris, a J.S.S 2 student of Bishop Howells Memorial Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos, on Monday, emerged the one-day principal of the school for the 2020/2021 academic session following her academic feat.

The principal, Ven. Tunde Oduwole, explained that the tradition of being a one-day principal was instituted to reward an outstanding pupil on the following basis academics, spirituality, and morality.

He also said her emergence showed the school’s respect for girl-child education.

“As a Christian institution of the Anglican extraction, we are deeply committed to the fact that any student that leaves the school will be the best in all aspects of life. She satisfied the entire grading process.

“So much attention is paid to the girl-child; we always celebrate the Girl-child Day as a school.It underscores what women can contribute to the society. Idris is another potential Cleopatra, Madam Tinubu in the making,” he said.

The school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Chairman, Mr. Eyo Ekpo while presenting a plaque of recognition to the one-day principal, congratulated her parents, noting that she had made them proud.

Receiving her plaque of recognition from the Chairman of the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Mr. Eyo Ekpo, Idris expressed her delight and urged her fellow pupils to work hard work and fear God to achieve their goals.

Idris, who wants to become a surgeon in future, urged the government to provide more schools to help pupils achieve their goals.

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