Rep. of the VC, Prof. (Mrs.) Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale (Standing) addressing the Girl-Child during the Lecture. With her from left are: Dr. Kola Adebayo; Prof. (Mrs.) Daisy Eruvbetine; Dean, Student Affairs, Prof. Olufemi Onifade and Dr. (Mrs.) A.M Omemu. Inset: Mrs. Bolanle Ogunlolu-Akinyemi delivering her Lecture.


The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has decried the high rate at which students, especially undergraduates are concentrating efforts on the popular social network, otherwise known as FaceBook at the expense of their studies.
Speaking at a Role Modeling Lecture for the Girl-Child, sponsored by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and organized by a Ph.D student of the University and 2010 Award Fellow, Mrs. Bolanle Ogunlolu-Akinyemi, Professor Oyewole charged FUNAAB students to sustain the University legacy of excellence by doing more of studying than spending more time chatting on the FaceBook.
The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by one of the University Orators and former Head of Department of General Studies (GNS) and Communication, Professor (Mrs.) Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale said though internet is good for researches and updating of knowledge, students should stop spending valuable time on the FaceBook and other social network.
In her PowerPoint Presentation, Mrs. Bolanle Ogunlolu-Akinyemi emphasized the need for the female students to value time because it is greater than any currency.
She charged the students to compile a “not to do list”, adding that they should as well desist from procrastination.
“You know yourself more than anyone else, so desist from comparing yourselves with others”, she noted.
She advised the students to learn how to say NO politely and constructively, stressing that they should judge each day by the seeds sown and not by the harvest.
In her address to the female students, the University Counsellor, Mrs. Modesta Ofodile stated that students should convert some of the free periods to private study time.
According to her, such free periods could also be utilized by the students to refresh and also renew their energy.
Mrs. Ofodile asserted that it is an abomination for students not to revise the day’s notes before going to the next class, adding that serious minded students rarely gets into trouble.
She, however, advised the students to manage their time, saying that “if you waste your time thinking there is time, examinations will catch you unawares”.
In another Lecture, the Head of Department, Food Service and Tourism (FST), Dr. (Mrs.) A.M Omemu informed the students of the availability of many Scholarship opportunities beckoning on them.
She charged them to be up to date with information on these Scholarships, adding that they should acquaint themselves with the Student Affairs Notice Board as well as Internet research.

Last Updated on November 28, 2012 by admin

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