A 13-year-old pupil, Oladipo Adesiyan, has developed a website for his school, Messiah High School, Akure, Ondo State.
In an interview, Adesiyan said the passion for web designing started during the long vacation of 2018. “It all started one afternoon after my school had closed for the long holiday. Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t collect my result that term. Although it was painful, I had enough time to think. I began to think of different ways that pupils could view their results online. So I did a lot of research and I settled for an e-portal for the school. “I had always loved to create and design websites since I was in primary school. Although, I didn’t create any website then, but I started web development with codes in February 2019,” Adesiyan said.
The Senior Secondary School 2 pupil said although his father supported his vision, it took long before his mother bought into the idea.
He said, “My dad has never liked the idea and mum initially saw it as a waste of time. But when she saw the kind of stuff I did with the school website she became one of my fans.” The Principal of Adesiyan’s school, Mrs Stella Ajibola, advised parents not to choose careers for their children, but encourage them to pursue their dreams. “We are encouraging Oladipo Adesiyan to pursue his dream. We plan to give him something tangible for building a website for our school. Also, we will try our best to help him develop his talents.
Parents should not choose professions for their children. Success in any vocation or profession is achievable where the passion subsists. Talented ones should be given the freedom to pursue their chosen careers,” she said.