The mood at the recent 25th anniversary celebration of Starfield College, Fagba, was that of gratitude and commendation. While the management was thankful to God for preserving the school and for all the achievements, parents others past and present students eulogised the school for raising responsible youths who are succeeding in their respective careers.
According to the Director of Studies, Mr. Chris Eigbe, the vision from inception has always been to be the best, adding that the school was built on the foundation of hard work, integrity, pursuit of excellence, love of reading, friendliness and selfless service to the community.
So far, he said the journey has not always been a straight-line journey, as there have been moments of stress and anxiety, doubt, frustration, but “the spirit of God has always been guiding us at such moments of challenges.”
He was also thankful for the lives of the directors, staff past and present, past and present students and their parents.
Eigbe added: “His hand of blessings fell on the school right from inception, when there was need to get funds to build the school, God has provided divine helper for us, when we have to get registration from both dtate and WAEC, our detractors did their best to frustrate us, but God created favour for us and ensured that our project did not die. That project is what we are here today to celebrate.”
The Principal, Mrs. Sara Oyinloye said over the years, the college has been equipping youths with the requisite knowledge and skills to contribute towards the development of the country.
She thanked parents and teachers for their support and dedication to their duties which contributed to the students’ exceptional performance in internal and external examinations, and in their respective higher institutions at home and abroad.
A parent, Mrs. Olusola Titcombe said three of her children who passed through the school have become chartered accountant, surveyor and mechanical engineer, and are doing well in their respective professions.
She said she has referred many other parents to the school because of the impact it has made in the lives of her children.
Another parent, Mrs. Itoro Effiong-Bright said her child started from pre-school and is currently in senior secondary three. She commended the management of the college for the quality education, confidence and moral values instilled in the students.
The ceremony also featured cultural dance performances and an exhibition of Hausa wedding, Yoruba Oriki, and Igbo chieftaincy ceremony, Eyo masquerade, traditional cuisines and a lecture by Professor Tunji Shotimirin titled ‘Preserving Our Cultural Heritage’.