Students Enlightened on Time Management and Study Culture
With the goal to increase academic prowess and welfare on campus, particularly among the students, the Faculty Support Programme (FSP), recently organised a lecture series tagged “Maximizing My Stay on Campus,” for the students at the University Chapel.
According to the Chair, Faculty Support Programme (FSP), Dr. Oluwatosin Rotimi, the aim of the lecture series was to introduce Time Management SkillS (TMS), Proactive Reading and Academic Study Culture (PRASC) to the students for maximum excellence in their primary objective in school.
A resource person from the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Mrs. Kale Orodu, in her presentation titled, “Time Management Skills”, explained that time management is an act of controlling how long one spend on an activity by working smart to enhance productivity. According to her, “It is about designing a schedule that is custom fit for you. It is simply making the most of your time and energy”.
She said managing one’s time efficiently would not just benefit an individual’s career as an undergraduate but also impact greatly on personal life. She added that to manage one’s time effectively, one must set specific and clear goals that are realistic and achievable. “Avoid procrastination, organise your time and seek advice and mentorship,” she added.
“To achieve this, you must first examine your present situation and set possible targets. Make decisions on tasks that are most important and urgently concentrate on finishing them on time. Don’t spend your time doing petty things. Procrastination is the thief of time; meet those who have gone ahead of you for guidance and counsel. This will help prepare you through the semester or session,” she explained.
Another resource person, a Librarian in the Centre for Learning Resources (CLR), Mrs. Julie Ilogho, in her presentation titled, “Productive Reading and Academic Study Culture: Using the Centre for Learning Resources”, said developing a reading/study culture helps to improve one’s knowledge base on various subjects’ areas. She also said it equip readers for leadership role in life, and enhances understanding.
She urged the students to make use of the University Library which houses diverse kinds of learning resources, including different print materials and electronic versions. According to her, it is the perfect platform for cultivating effective reading and academic study culture.
In her words, “Make use of the Library to enhance your productive reading culture because lecture course compacts and notes are not adequate, knowledge acquired through self discovery tends to endure longer and enhances information literacy skills”.
The lecture series ended with an interactive session where students across levels asked questions relating to maximising their stay on campus and how they can increase their reading culture.