Date: December 7, 2023 4:25 am
Special Assistant to Governor Francis Nwifuru on Internally Generated Revenue, Ebonyi State, Mr Martin Okwuegbu, has called on students to shun cultism and indecent dressing in the name of content creation.
According to Okwuegbu, the essence of parents sending their children to university is for their children to graduate and make meaningful impacts on themselves, their families, and society as a whole.
Okwuegbu disclosed this in Abakaliki during this year’s International Students Day, with the theme: Nurturing Ebonyi students’ welfare through the People’s Charter of Needs.
He then urged undergraduates to allow the school to pass through them so as to make an impact after graduation.
His words, “As we celebrate World Students Day and in line with the vision of the Governor, we should be able to pass through the school; the school will pass through us to be useful to society.
We should not do things that will not make an impact on society after coming out of school; we will not be able to make an impact on society. We should be a light to the world
“From the last dispensation to this current dispensation, there is something new as far as student unionism is concerned, and this year’s own is different because we are here to nurture Ebonyi students through the People’s Charter of Needs.
“Students have always been the full beneficiaries of the policies and programmes of the present administration in the state.
“As we celebrate International Students Day, there are many things the students need to ask themselves. There are many social vices going on today, and they begin at tertiary institutions. Why did I say so?
“When you are in primary school or secondary school, your parents might not be there to police you through most of the things you do. You’ve left the house on your own, and you have a stronger peer to mingle with.
“We should not be pressured by peer groups. The issue of cultism and indecent dressing is now going on under different names.
“On the basis of content creation, people do all sorts of things just to attract a fan base; that’s not the way to go.
We should not do things that will not make an impact on society after coming out of school; we will not be able to make an impact on society. We should be a light to the world”, he stated.
In his remarks, a popular architect and business mogul in the state, Christian Asaga Nwali, urged the students to support the present administration in the state to succeed.
According to him, Governor Francis Nwifuru means well for students and the education sector through his policies and programmes.
In his address, Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs, Comrade Joshua Nwafor, called on the students to actively engage with the provisions of the “People’s Charter of Needs” manifesto of the Governor by providing feedback and actively participating in the initiatives outlined.
He described the students as leaders of today and tomorrow and implored them to take advantage of their diversities and make an impact on society.
“Our students are not just the leaders of tomorrow; they are the leaders of today, contributing to the rich tapestry of our society.
“Innovation and creativity thrive in environments where people from different cultures meet, exchange ideas, and learn from each other”, he stated.
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