The secondary school sensitisation program of Imota students’ union made way to two additional schools in Imota on the 21st of September 2022.
Schools including Mercuri College, Oke-Sabo; and Halogen Group of Schools, Araromi received the aforementioned members of the Union.
Facilitators during the day’s three-part sensitisation discourse were manned by the President of the Union, Comr. Ogunbowale Olatayo, the Director of Studies, Comr. Archibong Precious, and a Member Lagos State Ambassador and Project Manager Atlas Initiative, Amb. Abagun Oriyomi; handling the aspects of The Substantial Usage of Social Media, Academic Excellence and the Effects of Peer Pressure respectively.
Mercuri College, which was first visited commenced its sensitisation session at exactly 10:00 am while Halogen commenced theirs at exactly 1:00 pm, where Amb. Abagun Oriyomi handled the session on the effects of peer pressure and group amongst students and their peers.
It was an interactive session where she itemized points involving the effects the company students can have on their academics, social life and overall behaviours. She also talked about having contentment with what the parents of the students can provide for them without the pressure from their peers who could own things better than theirs.
The Director of Studies of the Union, Comr. Archibong Precious handled the second part of the sensitisation encircling the concept of Academic Excellence.
Emphasis on the constitutional right of students to sound education, he explained pivotal points involving having clear-cut goals, having a nice study space, effective time management, avoiding procrastination, maximizing memory potential and having the Almighty in their study sessions for academic excellence.
The concluding session was handled by the Union President, Comr. Ogunbowale Olatayo presents his discourse on the substantial usage of social media. He emphasized the draining and addictive effect of social media, which passes human time and resources if not used effectively. He explained further that social media can be used to get mentors of interest in one’s field of study, connect with the right people, search for learning opportunities; and proper usage and visits to the right sites for academic pursuits and self-development.
He further emphasized to the students that they should eliminate the mindset and ideology that the best social media can give them is criminal and fraudulent acts.
Comrade Ogunbowale concluded to the students that social media invention is beyond fraudulent as he rapped up with the students opening their eyes to the fact that social media can’t be exhausted so students need not give more time to it than their studies and career in life.