Academician decries students poor attitude to studies
By Amidu Arije
An academician from the Lagos State University, LASU, Dr Idowu Kazeem, has urged students to focus on excellence in their academic pursuits.
The Lagos State University Don from the Department of Biochemistry said focus and concentration in studies were key elements to students’ excellent performance.
The Don, who decried students’ poor attitude to studies however said all hope is not loss for students who are ready to turn a new leaf. The University Don spoke at a counselling seminar organized by the Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI) Oshodi Unit for students writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
The don who spoke on the theme ‘My Examination; My Future’ urged the students to avoid obstacles that would hinder them in their academic pursuit.
“Don’t let these three obstacles; finance, friends and fun, weigh you down in your academic pursuit, you should see opportunity in them,” he said.
Given the students tips on how to excel, Dr Idowu advised them to have the right attitudes to their studies and know themselves very well in terms of capacity, ability and readiness to make sacrifices for their studies.
“People with positive attitudes rise above their circumstances while people with negative attitude are victims of circumstances,” he said.
The Project Office of the Unit, Muftau Ashimi said the essence of organising the seminar was to encourage and guide the students towards achieving success in their examination.
Ashimi who was represented on the occasion by Engr Wasiu Balogun said the organization would continue to strive to impact meaningfully in the lives of students.
“We are out to give students assistance on how best to read and achieve academic excellence in their studies; this seminar is one of the ways we do this. We urge the students to take advantage of this seminar to achieve excellence in their forthcoming examinations,” he said.
One of the participants, Halimah Aborode from Bolade Senior Grammar School thanked the organization for the seminar and described it as a turning point in her life.
“I am more enlightened and better equipped to face my examination, this seminar has helped me to know how to manage my time and focus on my examinations,” she said.
A teacher from Bolade Senior Grammar School, Fanika Williams, further commended the NGO for their spirit of helping the students achieve excellence in their academic performance.
She urged the students to make judicious use of the seminar and be focus in the forthcoming examinations.
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