The children are taught the value of integrity,
Little wonder I will always want all my boys to be in Whitesands
Whitesands is now set to join the quarter finals of Heritage Cup, the foremost football league among secondary schools in Lagos State. The first match with Igbobi College ended 4-3 in favour of Whitesands. The second match was with Methodist Boys School with 1-0 in favour of Whitesands. The third match (in picture) was a goal-less draw with Jubril Martins Memorial College, the current champion of the Heritage Cup.
Afeose Omiyi (Class'17) was asked by the principal to give a brief talk to JS3 students after he informed the school that five US universities have offered him scholarship: University of Southern California Los Angeles, Rochester Institute of Technology, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Indiana Indianapolis, and University of Evansville. He is now studying which among them is the best offer.
Somto Attah (second from right) of Class'14 paid us a visit recently. He is presently in his third year Electrical Engineering at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His present GPA could end him with honours in graduation. He was a keen football player while at Whitesands.
Mubarak Haruna (right) of Class'16 came to school for a short visit. He is presently doing Computer Programming course at Merritt College in California. Mubarak was a very strong sportsman while he was at Whitesands and he combined his love for sports with excellent academic performance.
Tofunmi Kupoluyi of Class'16 (2nd from right) came for a visit to his family this last Christmas season. Tofunmi obtained a full scholarship grant to do Computer Engineering at NYUAD. Efezino Elutabe of Class'17 (at the far right), who is presently chasing scholarships, met with Tofunmi
Munachi Nwadike (Class'14) came over for a short stay in Lagos. He is currently finishing he study-away semester at the New York campus of New York University. Munachi is in his third year full scholarship at the NYUAD
Tamunomiete Chidinma Obi (Class'14) came to school for a visit and had short talk to JS3 students. Chidi is presently doing third year of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Lagos. He talked about the challenges and opportunities of studying in a Nigerian university. He presently has a GPA of 4.90 which could lead him to First Class honours.
Prof. Eya and Dr. David held enlightening sessions on preparing boys to grow into men of integrity. Both stressed the overriding role of parents in this lofty e...ndeavour. They should not outsource their children's character formation but must consistently create and maintain in the family, an ambience imbued with love and respect while fostering the child's self worth.
Some tips offered to help parents form kids in character include:
* Keep the adolescent boy as a day student in a good school that recognizes and includes character formation in its processes and operations.
* Get to know your child's friends and their families.
* Get to know your boy's "heroes".
* Establish routines and be consistent.
* Do not let bad habits accumulate.
* Don't do the thinking for your child; do not micromanage him.
* Clearly teach what is right and wrong.
* Set clear, few and achievable goals.
* Make character building the goal of child's sports and other activities.
* Decide to upgrade your parenting skills.
* Above all, pray.
Dumebi Ihejieto of Class '06 is one of the pioneer students of Whitesands. He came for a short visit to Nigeria and made sure to pass by his alma mater. After graduating at Whitesands he went to a Nigerian university to do a degree in ICT, He got employed in interswitch where he worked for some three years and saved enough money to be able to do his masters at Heriot Watt University in Dubai. He is presently working at British Telecoms in Dubai as Internet security consultant. During his visit he gave a short talk to some SS1 and SS3 classes.
The rest of the student body resumed on Monday, 18 September. This is so far the largest student population that Whitesands had in her 18 years of history. During the student general assembly the principal of the school transmitted to the students some major policy decisions for the coming academic session.
Chukwuka Eluchie of Class '08 came for a visit to the school. After graduating Whitesands, he did his A-levels, finished his undergraduate and masters in electrical engineering at University of Manchester. He is presently working in an engineering consulting firm in Lagos.