Hard Work Is Prerequisite for Success- Mary Peacock

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mrs. Mary Peacock, a former student and deputy headmistress of Methodist Preparatory School in Banjul, has said that hard work is a prerequisite for success in life but that it requires diligence and steadfastness.
Speaking at the school’s annual graduation ceremony of 71 pupils on Friday, Madam Peacock emphasized that hard work is a highway to success, admonishing students to always embrace the spirit of hard work so as to become productive citizens tomorrow. This, she added, would not be only beneficial to the country but also the students as well.

To Mrs. Peacock, hard work is an intensive effort on a cause of action. “As students, we are admonished to work hard. The efforts you put in today will yield dividend tomorrow. Whatever you sow, you will reap. Hard work is not easy. You will have to sacrifice the parties, pleasures, fun times for now and concentrate on your studies. With hard work, you will not be named among the bandits, drop-outs, failures etc.,” she noted.
According to Madam Peacock, human beings had to work hard because it was ordained by God himself. Man, she continued, was created and mandated to work.

“God said out of your sweat shall thou eat bread. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. People who have succeeded owed it to hard work. Hard work establishes you and makes you effective,” she posited.
Meanwhile, some of the graduating students were awarded certificates and prizes and the presentations were done by Mrs. Malen Faal and the Editor-in-Chief of The Point newspaper, Mr. Pap Saine. The guest speaker was Mr. Abdoulie Jallow of GRA and the vote of thanks was delivered by the school’s head-boy, Makumba Cham.

The best teacher of the term award went to Mr. Lamin Sanneh of the preparatory school while Mrs. Veronic Loppy of the Kindergarten received the best award of the term. Mrs. Veronic Loppy was also awarded alongside Mr. Sylvanus Konneh as the best teachers of the year for the Kindergarten.

Author: By Nfamara Jawneh
Source: The Point