It was a tears of joy as Staff and Students bids farewell to one of the most of outstanding Principal in Government Science Secondary School, (GSSS) Lokoja, Mr. Ibrahim Onipe.
In a send forth ceremony held recently at the School compound in honour of Mr Ibrahim Onipe, the Staff and Students appreciated the outgoing principal and other outgoing staff for their efforts and contribution towards the development of the school.
The newly inducted Principal,Mr Stephen Ojakpa in his remarks described his predicessor as a Man for all season. According to him, Onipe was a dedicated Civil Servant who sacrificed a lot for the school to achieve remarkable development in the academic circle.
Ojakpa maintained that, it will be difficult to fill the shoes left behind by his predicessor, adding that, his legacies will forever remain green in the mind of students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Lokoja.
In his farewell speech, Mr Onipe thanked the staff and students for their efforts and collaboration towards the growth of the school.
He encouraged them to maintain discipline, uprightness and diligence in service .
Onipe urged them to remain steadfast, reiterating that the school must maintain her integrity.
“Government Science Secondary School Lokoja is one of the best institution in Nigeria. It is important we maintain our legacies in the State and Nigeria in general. I will forever remain grateful to you all for your support during my tenure as principal of GSSS Lokoja. My prayer is that, our School will continue to grow higher and higher. For the Staff, and Students, kindly extend the support you all have given me to my successor. Collectively, GSSS Lokoja will get to his promise land” he stated.
The staff and students of the school took turns to extol the virtues of the former Principal, stating that he was a disciplinarian, who is well focused, a diligent leader and a silent achiever.
Highpoint of the ceremony includes, cultural displays, choreography by the students to entertain the audience and presentation of gifts to the outgoing heads of department of the school.