Jan 19, 2009, 6:51 AM
Over 144 students last Saturday graduated at Lamin Institute of Professional Studies (LIPS) on various fields, such as Travel and Tourism, Business Management, Sales and Marketing, IT and English Language.
Senior government officials attended the ceremony, which was held at the institute's premises in Lamin.
In her opening address, Princess H Osagie, the Principal of LIPS stated that the graduation has yet transformed the lives of students.
According to her, every accomplishment be it great or small starts with a decision, noting that the students have chosen the right path, which is education and is the key to outstanding success in life.
"Your quest for knowledge brought you to this great institution. It would not have been possible for many of you here today, but thanks to the kind and philanthropists gesture of our Director, you are graduating today," she said.
She advised the out-going students to be good ambassadors of the institution and the country at large.
For his part, Dr. Daniel Osagie, the founder cum Executive Director of Lamin Institute of Professional Studies called on the out-going students to be dedicated and perseverant and to survive the doubts and criticisms of people closer to them.
Director Daniel lamented the change of attitude among the youths, which he said, is causing a lot of problem today.
For his part, Momodou Bojang, a member of the board of the institute described the graduation as yet another big achievement for the school. He called on the students to make the best use of the knowledge gained, noting that they have a long way to go.
Mr. Bojang went to explain that LIPS has since its inception played a very important role in the educational sector. He also urged the out-going students to work hard and be ready to face the challenges ahead.
Kaddy Barry delivered the vote of thanks, on behalf of the students.