Carnegie Fellow Advises Students to Plan for Future
In an effort to give back to the society, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow to Covenant University, Dr. Efosa Idemudia, has advised secondary school students to plan for the future by developing themselves educationally, technologically and politically.
Dr. Idemudia gave the advice when he visited some selected public and private secondary schools in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, penultimate Tuesday, in order to motivate the students to be good citizens of the country and made monetary donations for the uplifting of the schools.
Idemudia, who is also an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at Arkansas Tech University, USA, charged the young ones to take their education very seriously and ensure they graduate with flying colours, noting that there are various scholarships available to them to further their studies both at home and abroad. “When you are educated, no one will be able to enslave you,” he added.
He also emphasised the need to be technologically savvy, which he said, would enable them achieve much more in their chosen profession and have wide connection to the world. “Through technology, you can gather data which will help you take informed decisions,” he opined.
Dr. Idemudia also encouraged the students to go into politics when they graduate from school. This, he said, would afford them the opportunity to be part of decision makers to bring about the desired change the country needed. One of the major problems of the country, according to him, is leadership and the country is in need of new breed leaders which he advised them to be.
The Carnegie Fellow was accompanied by members of the University Community Development Impact Initiative Committee, led by its Chairman, Dr. Michael Agarana, Mrs. Ronke Asaolu, Mr. Ayo Ajayi and Mrs. Folashade Oluwatobi. They visited Faith Academy, Canaan Land, Ota; Iganmode Grammar School, Ota; St. Michael High School, Ota and Scholars Universal Schools, Ota.