PRINCE ADELEKE AROYEWUN: STUDENT AS A VANGUARD TO DEVELOPING THE COMMUNITY (IGBOGBO STUDENT UNION ONLINE CONFERENCE DAY 1) ~ INN Nigeria
Prince Adeleke Aroyewun,LLB (PRADA) was born into the family of Lt. Otunba R.B.O. Aroyewun, a royal house in the 90’s.
Adeleke started his career as a promising youth in Citizen N/P school where he had bagged his primary school certificate and then proceeded to Homat College for his secondary school education where he was given the mantle of leadership as the Social prefect.
He then proceeded to School of First Choice “Unilag”, where he studied Law.
His philosophy about life that “Life is not to spectate but to participate” got him involved in Student activities while on campus and as a result of his untiring efforts towards ensuring a rapid growth and all inclusive governance, earned him a seat in the University of Lagos Student Union Parliament representing the faculty of Law and also the President of National Union of Lagos State Students, Unilag Chapter where he further proved his selfless service and zeal for progress, this he achieved alongside his executive members.
Prince Adeleke Aroyewun is currently in Law school Abuja, looking forward to his call to bar for him to be certified as a Barrister.
Also, he is pursuing his membership in the chartered institute of arbitration, UK.
Adeleke has served in various capacities that has unveiled his leadership dexterity and proven beyond words that he is a promising youth for leadership.
In no particular order;
2014: He served as the Director Of Studies, Igbogbo Students’Union,
In 2015: Due to his extraordinary prowess as a scribe, he became the General Secretary, Igbogbo Students’Union,
Moving ahead in 2016, he served as the Liberation President of Igbogbo Students Union and the honorable representative of Faculty of Law to the University of Lagos Students’ Legislative Council.
In 2017, he emerged as the Speaker for National Association of Ikorodu Division Students, an association that encompasses all the students and Union bodies across Ikorodu Division, a position he held while also serving as the President,National Union of Lagos State Students,University of Lagos Chapter.
He has at various times served as the Editor-in-Chief and Production Manager of the prestigious Egret magazine where he was celebrated as an Hero.
He is presently the Director,Not too young to run in Ikorodu Division and Secretary, National Youth Council Igbogbo-Baiyeku Branch.
Prince Adeleke Aroyewun is a budding lawyer, a real estate consultant, a refulgent writer, a consummate public speaker, a life coach,development crusader and an activist.
His core values are trust, humility, and discipline.
INN: Before you take us through please when we say “A VOICELESS UNION”. What does it mean?
Mr. Aroyewun: A voiceless union in plain and very simple terms is whose wings has been clinged and has lost both power and right to influence and express opinions.
INN: Alright Please Kindly Take us through the Topic for the Evening.
STUDENTS AS A VANGUARD TO DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY (By Prince Adeleke Aroyewun)
This will be treated with four straight questions.
I believe with these questions answered optimally, we would have learnt the topic and also enjoyed the luxury of a proper understanding.
1.Who are vanguards?
2.What exact role does a student play in developing the community?
3. Can student unionism be termed a major setting phase to developing a community?
4. What are the Responsibilities of government, establishment and stakeholders in expanding student’s horizon towards community development?
These questions will be taken in quick succession.
Who are vanguards?
Vanguards are leading lights, front liners and the most important part of a movement.
They are innovators of new concepts, styles and techniques.
Synonyms like front liners,spear headers, leading lights, trailblazers can be used as worthy replacements
Incontrovertibly. This should be roles played by students in the community, They are harbingers of the most sophisticated ideas and the hope of transformation and better future for any community.
When they say youths are the future of tomorrow offcourse it is evident that it is not all youths that is being referred to here.
So it is safe to say students are youths who have positioned themselves to be the leaders of tomorrow by developing themselves individually.
WHAT EXACT ROLE DOES A STUDENT PLAY IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT?
Learning through the ropes involves accommodating different ideas, getting exposed to certain things and majorly the development of a proper discerning mind that allows you filter opinions, absolving useful ones and deserting the inimical ones.
At some point we would get to the implementation stage where this ideas become useful to the community as a whole influencing all sectors.
Beyond that, The knowledge acquired in the course of learning can also affect the community positively.
In 2017, On assumption of office of a chairman in Lagos, A University of Lagos undergraduate developed a detailed road map of revenue generation and presented it to the local government chairman.
The road map was centred on tourism and Agriculture, just two major pillars.
Believe me sincerely, This roadmap transformed the entire community and has been a major sustenance of that government till today. A lot more can be achieved by students,it could be on security,it could be opening up the community to the digital world.
In the shortest simplest terms,the cardinal roles of students is being bolsterers of community development using their innovations, exposure, Strength and agility.
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