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    Prof Fasina to students: You must embrace Moral Behaviour, academic Excellence to succeed in life

    Bamidele Eleniola and Femi Otitoju

    Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina has charged students of the university on how to embrace good behaviour, moral uprightness, hardwork and academic excellence, describing them as necessary ingredients for a successful life.

    He said this while declaring open maiden seminar organized for law students of the university at the Faculty of Law Hall on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

    Prof. Fasina said: “I want to advise you to be focused so that the primary assignment or purpose of coming to the university which is to acquire a degree and character and entrepreneurship will make you relevant in society.”

    VC, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina

    The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina, who was represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Olufemi Abifarin said the lecture with the theme “strive for excellence” was apt and timely with a view to preparing them for tasks ahead.

    “The university management will continually organize seminars /workshops on capacity building for our staff and students in the university,” VC added.

    However, the Vice-Chancellor urged the students to shun all form of social vices capable of jeopardizing their vision in their chosen profession.

    “I believe some of you will become a Professor, Pastor, Governor and minister in the future.

    L-R: Dr Adams, Dean of Law, Professor Olufemi Abifarin, Guest Speaker: Barr Aina Ayodeji and Staff adviser: Barr Oluwakemi Osadola

    “This seminar is to remind you to be up and doing, thinking out of the box so that you can achieve the purpose of coming to this university,” Prof. Fasina said.

    Meanwhile, in his lecture, Guest Speaker, Barrister Aina Ayodeji, who tasked the students on how to strive for excellence in their chosen profession, also congratulated the law students for making it to the faculty.

    He said: “I want to congratulate you for being an aspirant of the Bar. This is a rare privilege, looking at the numbers of students jostling to study law in this serene citadel of learning.”

    Barrister Aina, however, explained two categories of excellence, describing them as intelligence and Moral excellence.

    As a prospective lawyer, he said that the law students must have these qualities, saying lacking them may hinder them from being called to Bar.

    He said: “If you lack moral/character excellence, you may not be called to the Bar.

    Dean, Faculty of Law, Professor Olufemi Abifarin

    “If you want to achieve excellence, you must have a purpose. If you are purposeless, you may find it cumbersome to succeed.

    “As a lawyer, you can not stop learning and research as a potential and average lawyer should be a professor.

    “For you to achieve excellence you must know God. if don’t know God, you cannot excel. Daniel 1:19-20. You must put God first at the center of your heart. Pursue excellence and success is sure.”

    Also speaking at the event, Head of the Department of Public Law, Dr.(Mrs.) Ngozi Ole advised the students to locate their mentors and also have respect for their lecturers.

    This, she said would make them achieve excellence in their chosen profession.

    FUOYE Faculty Staff adviser, Barr. Oluwakemi Osadola urged the students to always pay attention and walk up to their Lecturers to ask questions on especially on vague things for more clarifications.

    To the head of Department of Guidance and Counseling, Dr. Adijat Bolanle Adams, students should make counsellors their good companions and issues which can affect your academic progression in the university.”

    Also, Faculty of Law Counselor, who is also the convener of the event, Mrs. Oluranti Olugbenga, thanked the university management for its support in ensuring regular seminars and workshops were organized for the students and the staff of the university.

    She said: ” The Director and staff members of the Counselling and Human Development Centre would like to express their gratitude to the management, led by Prof Abayomi Fasina, for their consistent support to the Counselling Center and Faculty of Law.

    “We also extend our sincere appreciation to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof S.O Abifarin, for being a guiding figure to everyone in the faculty.

    “We are delighted to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of the Director of Counselling, Prof Benjamin Omolayo to the center. A special thanks to Dr. Mrs. Adams for her surprise presence at the programme; your contributions significantly added to our knowledge.

    Guest Speaker: Barrister Aina Ayodeji

    “Additionally, we are grateful to our resource person, Barrister Ayodeji Aina, for delivering a brilliant lecture.

    “This seminar will continue because the management of this university will not rest on its oars to see you achieve excellence and greatness in your future.”

    The Faculty President, Comrade Idowu Andrew appreciated the students, staff, and guest speaker for making the seminar a huge success.

    Present at the maiden event were the Faculty Officer, Mr. Olarewaju Ojo including Counsellors within the university.

    HOD G&C, Dr Adijat Adams

    They were Mrs. Racheal Apuabi, Mrs Idowu, Mrs Oyebode, Mrs. Lori, Mrs. Olorunjubelo, Mr. Tolu Adeniran and Mrs. Ekunday Oluwakemi.

    Photo credit: Olutoye Fisher

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