Feb. 26, 2019 | Author | 0 Comments
Hundred and Forty Two Students from six secondary Schools in Abeokuta on
Thursday, 21st February, 2019 gathered at the event hall of Chrisland
University, Abeokuta to participate in the maiden edition of the University’s
participating schools were; Omolaja
Sodipo Memorial Anglican Schools, Elyon College and Leadership
Academy, Victorroti Private Secondary School, Abeokuta Grammar School, Baptist Boys High
School and Babcock University High School.
featured; addresses, presentations from the invited schools, tour of the
University facilities, interactive career mentorship sessions and exhibitions
by the various departments in the University.
vice-chancellor of the University, Professor (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola while
speaking on the essence of the event said the University wanted the invited students
to be exposed to various Programmes they could study in the University and for
them to know that the young and growing University just got her Programmes fully
accredited by National Universities Commission.
Mrs. Akintokun, the Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences also said the
aim of organizing the event was to sensitize secondary schools in Abeokuta
about the existence of the University and to let them know that the
institution’s Programmes were fully accredited by NUC.
same vein, Professor Paul Omaji, the acting Dean of College of Arts, Management
said, “When you have a good thing, you don’t hide it”. He added that “Chrisland
University is driven by Vision. It is a University that has strong moral
standing”. He also admonished the students to have the understanding that they
were leaders of today as against the popular belief that they were leaders of
Mrs. Okuneye, the Chairman Planning Committee of the event said the fair was
meant to sensitize the students and give them the freedom to choose any
programme of their choice in the University.
Joy, an SS2 Student of Elyon College and Leadership Academy said; “I wanted to
study Psychology. I have been encouraged by what I’ve seen here. The Programme
has enlightened me about the University”.
Mr. Deji Badmus of Tranquil
and Quest, Lagos in his presentation defined mental health as a state of mind
that permits one to work productively and fruitfully in order to contribute
meaningfully to the society. He called on the students to have faith, sincere
commitment, work hard and make sacrifices as these are the attributes required
to succeed in life. He also encouraged them to shun substance abuse as it
portends grave consequences in the near and far future for them.