WEMA BANK AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT OF HOMAJ INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL, ONDO.

Homaj International Secondary School, Ondo, recorded another great achievement this month as WEMA BANK Awarded a Scholarship to one of our students for his impressive academic performances. The student is Kehinde Bezaleel who is in Senior Secondary School 1 in Homaj Secondary School, Ondo.

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According to the The brand manager with Wema bank, Mrs K. Atunramun, who came into the schools compound with other members of staff of the company on Thursday, 4th October ,2018 to formally present the award to the student, it is in respect of Wema Bank alat.ng for recognizing and appreciating academic excellence.

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The Scholarship adequately covers the boy’s tuition and other academic needs.

LANGUAGE LAB: Adjective

As usual the Proprietress of Homaj International Secondary School, Ondo, Mrs Helen Akinsemolu engaged all her Senior Secondary Students in the weekly language lab on Thursday, 4th October, 2018.

The topic of the discussion was: Adjective.

The Veteran educator in her comes forth as she uses simple and practical methods to explain the topic to the students, while their teacher Mr Tijani stood by to render any required assistance. She worked with her book entitled HELNIK Students's English Grammar which is selling fast in the market. The Evaluation at the end of the class showed positive results.

After the class, most of the students expressed their happiness in coming for the lab. They all look forward to the next edition

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HOMAJ Celebrates Black History Month

HOMAJ Secondary School had its career-cultural day tagged “The Power of the Inner You” to celebrate Black History Month. The event took place in the school hall on the 23rd of February 2016. It started with the Red Carpet session where invited schools and individuals took pictures with the invited speakers.

Dr. Mrs Remi Duyile and Students of HOMAJ Schools

Dr. Mrs Remi Duyile and Students of HOMAJ Schools

The invited speakers were Mrs Remi Duyile, the keynote speaker who is a John Maxwell Certified Coach and Director for Continental African Diversity Leadership for the Maryland Democratic Party, Mr Owoeye Abolade who is a PhD candidate of Environmental Biology and Public Health, Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Mr Olayinka Ojo who is the founder of Purpose Driven Poet, and Miss Otemuyiwa Grace who is the Senior Prefect Girl. The school also invited other schools including Awosika College, Kevqueen Secondary School, St. Louis Grammar School, St. Monica Grammar School, Adeyemi College of Education Demonstration Secondary School and Hallmark Secondary School.

The event kicked off with the opening prayer, then the National and school anthem were song. This opening was coordinated by Akindoju Ayomide and Tobase Joy who were dressed in Hausa attire representing the North. Immediately after the anthem, the guest speakers were invited to the high table; Mr Adelokiki, PTA Chairman gave the opening remarks and officially began the event. 

The Senior Girl, Otemuyiwa Grace, giving a brief Biography of Nigeria's Legends

The Senior Girl, Otemuyiwa Grace, giving a brief Biography of Nigeria's Legends

SS3 student Akindoju Ayomide presented a spoken word piece. It told a story of slavery, how it has made us stronger and why we should remain proud to be blacks. Then, the school senior prefect girl, Otemuyiwa Grace, gave us a brief biography of Nigeria’s living legends who have given back to their community one way or the other. The list includes Kunle Adeyemi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Akinsemolu (the Proprietress of HOMAJ may, Olamide Orekunrin, Foyekemi Ikyaator, Chinyere Nwabugwu’s, Regoe Lovefans Alfredo-Durugo, Bennet Omalu , Nike Davies-Okundaye, Nneka Egbuna, Tunde Kelani, Kanu Nwankwo.

Dr. Mrs Remi Duyile Speaking About "THE POWER OF THE INNER YOU" 

Dr. Mrs Remi Duyile Speaking About "THE POWER OF THE INNER YOU" 

The keynote speaker Mrs Remi Duyile  was introduced by Deborah Adepitan and Albert Gabriel who were dressed in their Yoruba attire representing the West. Mrs Remi Duyile then took over the stage to address the audience with her topic titled “THE POWER OF THE INNER YOU”. She started by explaining to us her “WHY” – her family origins and motivations - she spoke on how to develop our inner strengths. After her speech, the Yoruba dancers all dressed in their native attire and adorned with beads did a short cultural display.

Yoruba Cultural Dancers Performing on Stage 

Yoruba Cultural Dancers Performing on Stage 

There was also a panel that included speakers like Mrs. Remi Duyile, Mr Kayode Akinmoladun (Vice Principal), Mr. Olayinka Ojo, Miss Ayodele Olubunmi, and Otemuyiwa Grace (Senior Girl). This was a session for questions and answers and also a time for interaction. The invited schools and individuals present asked a lot of questions which were answered accurately.  Then the Ibo Cultural dancers came to entertain the crowd. 

Igbo Cultural Dancers Performing after the Panel Seection

Igbo Cultural Dancers Performing after the Panel Seection

Mr. Owoeye Abolade Standing During His Recitation

Mr. Owoeye Abolade Standing During His Recitation

Okeh Barry and Jude Urslar who were dressed in the Ibo attire representing the East introduced the next speaker Mr Owoeye Abolade. Mr Owoeye Abolade also spoke on “The Power Of The Inner You”, he encouraged the students and other youths present to discover themselves because it is what one thinks of himself that matters not what other people say. He also encouraged the crowd to believe in the power that dwells in us.  The Purpose Driven Poets also made their presentation about being black and proud about it, the perils of slavery and and how we overcame.

Gabriel Albert and Adepitan Deborah introduced the third speaker Mr Olayinka Ojo.  Mr Olayinka Ojo spoke on the topic “Discovering your Identity”, where he urged the crowd to know who they are, discover their talents and abilities. He saw it as a necessity in the pathway of discovering one’s identity. It was quite educative. There was a short Yoruba drama and also a short monologue drama which were performed by the students of the school.

The school’s principal Mr Kolebaje offered the closing remark. The school senior prefects Okeh Barry and Otemuyiwa Grace and the other eight students dressed in the various cultural attires said the vote of thanks.

The closing prayer was done by Miss Adeyoyinsola Modupe, which brought the program to an end.
Check out the pictures below:

THE PURPOSE DRIVEN POET PRESENTATION 

THE PURPOSE DRIVEN POET PRESENTATION 

OLAYINKA OJO SMILING DURING HIS RECITAION

OLAYINKA OJO SMILING DURING HIS RECITAION

HOMAJ COOKBOOK: How to Make Ishapa Soup

INGREDIENTS FOR ISHAPA SOUP(ROSELLE FLOWER)

  • Roselle flower(green)
  • Pepper & tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Palm oil
  • Salt
  • Seasoning
  • Beef
  • Stock fish
  • Cowskin (ponmo)
  • Crayfish
  • Melon (egusi)
  • Locust beans

STEPS

  1. Soak roselle flower with wood ashes(eeru) a day before preparation, rinse well before preparation.
  2. Wash the meat and cowskin,then rinse the crayfish.
  3. Boil the meat.
  4. Cut cowskin into small pieces.
  5. Rinse melon and grind.
  6. Rinse pepper and onions and grind.
  7. Soak stockfish in hot water,leave for few minutes ,then pour out the water and rinse.
  8. Put saucepan on fire.
  9. Pour little palm oil,allow to simmer,then fry the grinded melon,stir well,remove the melon from the saucepan after few minutes.
  10. Add little palm oil to the one on fire,allow to simmer,slice onions and fry in the palm oil.
  11. Pour grinded pepper inside the saucepan,cover the pot and allow to cook for few minutes.
  12. Add boiled meat,stockfish, cowskin and crayfish.
  13. Allow to cook,add the fried melon and roselle flower and allow to cook.

NUTRITIVE VALUE/HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROSELLE FLOWER.

  1. It's lipid-lowering.
  2. It lowers blood pressure.
  3. It helps in excretion of excess fluid from the body.
  4. It contains protein,vitamin-c,calcium,ascorbic acid,niacin etc. 

FIGHTING MALARIA: A Day of Service to Humanity

Across the world in Ondo West, twelve honours students from Homaj secondary school distributed treated mosquito net to residents of Ilu Gberinlegi. They enlightened them on the proper usage of the mosquito net and its importance. They also shed light on some superstitions about malaria. Check out the photos on how they gave back to their community: