Our alumni can tell our story better than anyone else. They have lived the life and are now venturing out into the world making a difference here in Nigeria and around the world. Alumni often come back to campus to participate in new-student orientation and recruitment events.
Here’s what alumni are saying about Queensland Academy:
My name is Aderinsola Latunde , leaving Queensland has made me appreciate the values they have instilled in me. I really miss Queensland Academy, the students , the teachers and all the little moments I’ve had with everyone.
I am glad I enjoyed them while it lasted because now I know every one of the moment counts. – Aderinsola Latunde
I am deeply honored to be writing to the graduating class of 2015/2016 of Queensland Academy. First of all, let me say big congratulations to all of you. Yes, you made it. I know it is like a dream come true. My name is Toyosi Ogunlela, I am in Redeemers University, a 400L student of Political Science.
I graduated from Queensland Academy in 2012; going to Queensland changed my life because I got to meet wonderful people like Mr. Ayeni, who made me believe in myself and made me a stronger person today. Life is about transitions from one level to another and you are about to go through a big one today.
My advice to you is to always set achievable goals for yourself. Goals are awesome to have, but so frightening to make because of the fear of failing to meet them. Having goals gives you that direction and it keeps you in track and makes you work towards something even greater in life. Congratulations once again class of 2015/2016 … Good luck and God bless you. – Toyosi Ogunlela
My experience at Queensland academy was enlightening, as at the time I was there I didn’t realize it but, a few years down the line it hit me. I joined QLA in 2005 in the 7th grade and stayed there till the 12th grade and then I graduated. I wasn’t too happy because I was leaving home with all the comforts and my family to be in boarding house.
Throughout the years, I learned a lot though it didn’t seem like it at the time. I felt like I was being told to do things I didn’t want to do. But all together it was part of a molding process, having to wake up early, learning to keep myself clean and being given roles of responsibility as a young lad in an environment which was very conducive for learning and at the same time very coordinated to maintain discipline.
As a student, I met very influential people both senior students and mostly teachers that showed me things and principles that I now abide by, and for that I am grateful. There is a saying that goes “what an old man can see sitting down, a young man can’t see even if he climbed a tree” not entirely sure how that goes, but in a few words all I’m trying to say is that I learned a lot and I changed a lot. I am putting all the cultivated habits to good practice right now as a young man. I look back and cannot believe it’s been almost four years since I graduated. Now I can only reminisce about the moments I shared with the Queensland family.
I’d be wrong not to leave you with words to muse on, in the words of Sir Winston Churchill which says that “courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen” you should know that this is the time in your life where you will do most of the sitting down and listening in order to get the right perspective to life and the discipline to succeed.
Please know that your teachers and guardians correct you in love as they would their own children and you will be more than grateful as I am today when you become a success story. – Otis Chamberlain
Okafor Blessing, an ex-student of Queensland Academy. I graduated in the year 2013. I am currently in Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State where I am studying Banking and Finance.
I must say that my experience in Queensland has indeed made an impact in my lifestyle and personality today, through the various programmes and activities such as the character counts programmes, co-curriculum activities, leadership trainings, excursions and also the assembly activities.
With my experience at Queensland, I have been able to adapt to any environment, be responsible and also adhere to all rules wherever I go.
My advice to the young ones in the school is to “know yourself and always be yourself”. Never do things because others are doing it, know your strength and improve on your weaknesses. Also know what you want and where you want to be in life
I will like to use this opportunity to thank Mrs. Okudoh for creating a place of excellence where children are made Royalties ‘Queensland Academy’. I will also like to thank all the teachers and staff for their wonderful impact in my life. – Okafor Blessing