Oyo: Take advantage of Education – Registrar charges Youths

Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan

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The University of Ibadan (UI), Registrar in Oyo State, Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi has urges youths and secondary school students to take advantage of Education and not see it as a scam but a means of achieving their career goals.

The Registrar gave the charge while addressing the students during an outreach to some selected schools.

Faluyi said the programme was designed for senior secondary students to guide them on the prospects of their preferred courses of study in the University and to equip them with the knowledge and information that would enable them to choose courses that would place them on the right path towards actualising their career goals.

She challenged them not to join the crop of people who see school as a waste of time, noting that the only way to achieve the Nigeria of their dream is through education.

The Registrar affirmed that education helped people to develop critical skills like decision making, mental agility, problem solving, and logical thinking skills needed to contribute to the development of the society.

She, therefore, admonished the students not to take the present state of the nation as an excuse to jettison their dreams of acquiring education but to remember that tough times never last, but tough people do.

For his part, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Kayode Adebowale, said the UI would not fail in its commitment to all its stakeholders, especially through its corporate social responsibilities.

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics),  Professor Aderonke Baiyeroju, the VC said the University, through the programme, seeks to impact the society and enlighten the pupils regarding their future prospects and better equip them for life.

He urged the students to build good and sustainable foundations for the rest of their lives rather than engaging in fruitless and self-destructive lifestyles associated with youthful exuberance.

The one day seminar, which was organised by the University of Ibadan Registry, afforded experts the opportunity to speak to the students on university admission requirements; prospects of studying at the Distance Learning Centre and the various faculties.

There were also motivational talks from the Director of the Career Guidance and Counselling Centre,  Prof I. P. Onyeonoru, as well as the President of the Students Union, Mr Adeyinka Adewole.

Some of the selected schools who attended the event include: Community Secondary School, Agugu; St Louis Grammar School, Mokola; Urban Day Grammar School, Old Ife Road;  Oke’badan High School; Baptist Grammar School, Idi – Ishin and The Vale College, Iyaganku.

Others are: The International School, University of Ibadan; Global School of Science, Iyana Church; Methodist Grammar School, Bodija; Bishop Phillips Academy, Iwo Road; Bodija International School; and Oritamefa Baptist Model College.







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