13-year-old pupil builds web­site for Ondo school

The Punch - - EDUCATION - Dayo Ojerinde

A13-year-old pupil, Oladipo Ade­siyan, has de­vel­oped a web­site for his school, Mes­siah high School, Akure, Ondo State.

In an in­ter­view with our cor­re­spon­dent, 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.

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