Emplace College Alumni Association (EMCAA)
With a fast growing alumni network, our ex-students very recently have come up with EMCAA. Below is a write up from the very first EMCAA president.
It is with great delight that I write this, because I cannot but smile as I reminisce on my moments in secondary school. My name is Adegoke Omotola and I say I attended one of the best secondary schools in Ondo State. The name is Emplace College, an institution that inspired me to see more of the light within me other than the shadows around. I almost wish to go back to that amazing nurturing ground, but all I can do is be grateful that I could even attend such a great school.
Time, they say, flies when you are having fun; the veracity in that saying cannot be over-emphasized. All the moments of bliss, fun and pleasure flew right before my eyes in what seemed like seconds.
It all began in September 2014, I resumed in Emplace College for a new session which happened to be my second year, JSS 2. I had to transfer from my other school to Emplace College because I just was not having the inspiration I needed from the previous school. I boldly testify that it had to be the best decision my parents and I made. From my first day stepping into the college, I was immediately inspired to do more with my life. I looked around and saw products of hard work, coupled with grace of course; nothing else. I understood instantly that the proprietor could not have achieved such greatness whilst just folding her arms. Everything looked so perfect. It sounds odd but the physical environment, settings and arrangement of a school goes a long way to propel a child.
Furthermore, as the days went by, the teachers proved themselves to be nothing short of qualified. I picked lots of values from them: Humility, Consistency, Diligence, Respect and even Perseverance (my class definitely used to piss teachers off because of how stubborn we could get but they still loved us! Speak of tolerance). For a girl like me, I used to be very timid and quite the introvert, little did I know I was not made for that. My confidence grew as I grew in Emplace College, the power boost remains the teachers! I was always complimented for everything, even the failures. They made me realize that mistakes make the man, and the only way to avoid mistakes is by refusing to try something new. All these metamorphosed me into the girl I am. I was appointed a prefect as early as my SS 1 days and later became the Assistant Senior girl till I graduated. On several occasions, I represented the school in competitions. These gestures were extended to me by grace and it sure gave me a sense of self-worth. I am currently in my first year of Pharmacy school, and I am committed to lead and serve as long as I am here. I have found it difficult to let go of the leadership traits Emplace College instilled in me. I am currently a member of the SUPREME PANS CONGRESS, representing the 100 level Constituency (PANS is Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students).
I miss everything about my secondary school. The early rising from my comfy bed, running into the school gate to avoid the timekeeper, so I get to submit my assignments. The funniest moments were those times when we had like ten different assignments to submit to different teachers, and we would not know whose to submit first, as all the teachers were pretty punctual and you must not exceed the time given to submit their assignments. I also miss those days standing in front of the hall, addressing hundreds of students and staff; I miss my juniors and seniors (my friends who have turned family), and I miss laughing with my classmates. We have all gone our separate ways but we forever belong to one root, Emplace College! I really encourage everyone still in secondary school to forgive more and make as many friends as possible. You might never get that love and opportunity for true friendship again! Life gets really serious after secondary school and you might never be able to focus on making friends then, so do make best use of the moment. At the end of it all: The moment may be temporary but the memories are forever.
“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education’’.
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