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WAS-LAT Schools Hold Classy 25th Anniversary In LAGOS

Was-Lat Schools was established in 1996 and it clocked 25 last week, it had an elaborate celebration in Lagos to mark its Silver Jubilee. The event which held at the newly renovated Glover Memorial Hall in the heart of Lagos Island was filled to the brim as parents, teachers, pupils, management, staff, friends, well-wishers and many more trooped in to celebrate this great citadel of learning.

Did you know that WAS-LAT Schools started with just 6 pupils in 1996 has turned out to have two big branches in Lagos and Ogun State. It also has a sizeable number of employees both as teaching and non-teaching staff.

On Thursday, August 5 2021, WAS-LAT Schools held its anniversary party and InfoOnlineNews was there and in this report, DAMILARE SALAMI 08155134152 brings you the gist of all that went down there.



The director of studies, Alhaji Dr Abduwasiu Adumadeyin when talking about Was-Lat Schools revealed the following… “Over the years, Was-Lat has been able to make so many impacts in society and when we measure its achievements, we measure it in terms of the positive impacts it has had. Was-Lat has produced so many great people in the society and they have been contributing their own quota towards the progress of this country Nigeria and even abroad. We have produced so many doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, tech-savvy individuals and I will also put it to you that even the current principal of Was-Lat School is our product. That is how much we have been able to churn out successful graduates that are doing well in their different fields. And one unique thing about Was-Lat School is that Was-Lat is built on three cardinal points. These are academic excellence, religious excellence and moral uprightness and this is the framework of our operation. We believe that academics is not enough to make a total child and of course our vision is to raise a total child and a total child is one that has all these three excellences. If you have one and lack the others then your education is incomplete. That’s why we also go a little bit further by providing good moral coaching for our pupils aside from the good laboratories, and other facilities that aid learning. We have so many programmes and activities that ensure that any child that passes through Was-Lat Schools has good moral excellence alongside religious and academic excellence. Was-Lat school is an Islamic School or let me say that we are Islamically biased. Notwithstanding, we have some Christian children in their minority and we take care of their interest”.



On getting to the venue of the event, one thing was evident, everywhere was painted green not in colour but in dressing. The Aso-Ebi Ankara was green and those who didn’t wear the Aso-Ebi wore some other attires but still in the colour of the day.



Mrs Deborah Ninola Rufai is a Pastor, author, traditional engagement compere (alaga ijoko/ iduro) and singer. She is known for anchoring many celebrity wedding engagements in Lagos and beyond. She is a popular figure in Lagos Island. She anchored the event with some good vibes. Her ability to flow well in the English and Yoruba languages made her the perfect choice for the event. This very dynamic compere who would turn 50 in December doesn’t look anywhere near her age. She looked like a 28-year-old and acts so too. She was the life of the party. Name the dance step and Fere Jesu would just let you have it on a platter of gold.

President, NAPPS Lagos, Alhaji Olawale Amusa Stormed Event In Style

One of the early birds at the event was the President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Alhaji Olawale Amusa, the proprietor of HOMAT Group of Schools in Lagos. He was dressed in a well-styled grey colour Agbada and cap to match. He would later be invited to the high table. While launching the school magazine, Mr Amsat donated big on behalf of NAPPS and himself as an individual. He revealed that the contribution of his predecessor at NAPPS, Dr Adumadeyin cannot be swept under the carpet.



The Director of Studies and Proprietor of WAS-LAT, Dr Wasiu Adumadeyin in his welcome address revealed how the school started 25 years ago. He said that he started the school with just six pupils on a space he was allowed to use free of charge by the Onisemo family in Lagos Island where the school sprang up to become the great institution that it is today.



On mounting the podium, one would wonder what he will be able to deliver. Young, fragile and innocent-looking Alihu Waris handled the microphone and recited the Quran without any mistake or mincing words for over five minutes. His performance was greeted with loud applauds and cash spray from parents and guardians who appreciated his confidence and intelligence.



The anniversary was marked by the activities of the graduating pupils in nursery, primary, junior and senior secondary schools. The following are the graduands who made their parents proud during their procession on this beautiful afternoon. Abdulmalik Mariam, Abdulrasaq Azeezat, Abdulkareem Rasak, Adesola Ameer, Adekunle Jamarudeen, Adeleye Abdulsamad, Aderogba Hafsat, Agboola Manisha, Alejo Abdulrasheed, Eletu Ishola Abdulrahmo, Mazmat Mariam, Hassan Tomilola, Ichie Precious, Jaji Rashidat, Jimoh Aisha, Jubril Salam, Kaka Far, Lawal Abdulrahmon, Odera Chiamaka, Okies Mushin, Olaniyi Kehinde, Olaniyi Taiwo, Olabanji Azeezat Olasege Yusuf, Oloko Haleemah, Oshodi Haliyah, Lawal Mubarak, Oyesanmi Hadi, Olubukola Fathia, Omoniyi Abdulmalik, Quyum Akanni, Shared Aisha, Shittu Azeezat, Sofiyallah Aqeelah, Jimoh Abdu-Lateef, Taiwo Abdulmaleek, Taiwo Abdulsalam, Tajudeen, Khadijat, Ayomopisi Fiyinfoluwa.

In the Basic six-section, there was Adekanye Aramide, Aderogba Abdulganiyu, Alawiye Yasir, Aransiola Marvelous, Arojoye Halimat, Awoye Jimoh Kehinde, Awoye Jimoh Taiwo, Balogun Tariq, Coulibaly Ramotu, Demba Hamid, Falade Zainab, Hmzat Adam, Ichie Samuel, Imram Toheebat, Kolapo Halimat, Kone Bala, Lawal Uswat, Oyeleke Ameerat, Oyenuga Ameerat, and Owokoniran Sai Kehinde. The JSS 3 graduands are 37 in number while the SS 3 graduands are 38 respectively.



Associate Professor Olumide Osagbemi is a lecturer at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD). But then, he was a former student of Dr Adumadeyin when he was in secondary school. He took the valedictory speech and encouraged the outgoing students to stay focused on their career goals because that is what will propel them to have their expectations granted. He further encouraged them to eschew shortcuts because achieving success takes a lot of hard work.



Those who mounted the high table as special guests of honour according to Dr Adumadeyin are people whose contact has made a huge positive impact on Was-Lat DOS. They include Alhaji Monsuru Adumadeyin, Pastor and Rev, Mrs Ifelola Adediran, Alhaji Murtala Alawiye, Alhaji and Alhaja Ashimi, Dr Kabir Paramole, Mrs Comfort Ogunsanya, Alhaji Bamidele, Alhaja Rekiya Tukur, Mrs Basirat Araoye, Mrs Mayaki Zainab, Mrs Ichie Bunmi, Mrs Rashidat Apelogun, Ms Yemisi Doherty, Alhaja Alabi Kafilat, Alhaji Luqman Muhammad, Mrs Akintola Olubunmi, Alhaja Semiat Oyewole, Alhaja Semiat Layembi, Alhaji Muhammad Lamarade, Mrs Aganga Williams, Mr Luqman Oladehind and Mr Niran Orojinmi.



One of the high points of the event was a meritorious award presented to WAS-LAT Schools Proprietor, Dr Adumadeyin by his old students. They revealed how much impact he has had on their lives and different careers. The Alumni group also launched the new school magazine with the sum of fifty thousand naira.



Alhaji Ojulari Remilekun is one of the wave-making musicians in Lagos Island. He and his band members thrilled from the beginning of the event till the very end. It was an all-star performance as they thrilled with all genres of music.



Omo Musulumi is a fast-rising hip-hop act who only sings religious raps. Unlike others with vulgar and foul languages, Omo Musulumi sings in a way that encourages the Muslim fateful to enjoy hip-hop music without any fear of being corrupted. He was also an alumnus of Was-Lat. According to the proprietor, Was-Lat Schools is the home of diverse talents.

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