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Edo varsity charges new students on set goals, hard work, others


Vice Chancellor of Edo University, Iyamho, Professor Emmanuel Aluyor yesterday tasked the newly admitted students of the university on hard work and academic excellence.

Speaking at the orientation programme for new students of the 2019/ 2020 academic year, Aluyor highlighted factors that inhibit the ability of young people from achieving their set goals in life.

He urged the students not to allow fear of failure to affect their academic performance, noting that many have been discouraged as a result and that fear had stopped many more persons from setting goals for themselves.

His words: “The logic being that their inability to achieve earlier goals is the main reason they desist from attempting to engage in the business of setting up new ones.

“The negative response to goals setting could vary, depending on occasions, from mockery to misunderstanding and from despise to delusion. Ignorance about the principles and practices of setting targets is a major reason some of us detest it.”

Aluyor, who used the opportunity of the orientation programme to set new goals for the students, also encouraged them to work hard towards achieving their various goals.

Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Monday Omodia, also harped on the virtues of hard work, discipline and focus on academic excellence.

He stated this in his paper titled, “Taking Pride in Your Contribution to Our Future: Town and Gown, the University Culture and Services of a World Class Quality of Teaching, Learning and Modeling Student’s Attitude with Environmental Factors of Community Service.”

The institution’s registrar, Isoken Ogboro, also presented a paper titled, “Know your University,” in which he gave a brief history of the university and all the available channels of communication.

She told the students that a university was essentially an institution of higher education and research, which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines to student who are worthy in character and learning.

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