Amidst notable schools in Imota LCDA visited this Monday 26th September 2022 was Ansar-up-deen Senior Grammar School and Bonas Comprehensive College; as students were educated, re-orientated and enlightened on the three main focuses of the program which are Academic Excellence, Effect of Peer Group and Substantial Use of Social Media.
Despite the rainy atmosphere and unwavering signals received from the students, the sensitisation gauged it aimed to impact and re-orientate the students on the focus of the program.
Miss. Abagun Oriyomi, Project Manager Atlas Initiative, unveiled to the students vital investment points to embrace positive peer group development.
She emphasized that not all peer groups are negative as some are positive depending on the basis on which the peer is formed.
Later urging the students to know their value, and she advised them not to be distracted due to their choice of friends, but to have self-confidence and boldness in decision-making so as not to be influenced negatively.
Comr. Adenusi Olamide David, an undergraduate student of Yaba College of Technology studying Mechanical Engineering, continued the session by enlightening the students on the Substantial use of social media for academic excellence and personal development.
He broadens their horizon on the concept of social media, stating that it’s an environment for social interaction.
He further enlisted them the advantages social media and the Internet had brought to the global state as he made known to them that social media can always be an addiction but has set rules for academic excellence and personal building.
Furthermore, Comr. Archibong Precious, Mechanical Engineering Student of the University of Lagos and Director of Studies, Imota Students’ Union made it known to the students that one of the best ways to be celebrated outstandingly in this era is to excel academically because an intellectual career plays a pivotal role in the global growth at this era.
In his presentation, he said the best way to excel academically is to get goals and the goals must be SMART i.e must Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.
He further enrolled some things to consider for academic excellence which are; creating time to study despite the busy schedule, cultivating a reading culture, avoiding procrastination, allowing distraction and maximising it, while reading and writing out points, and using an acronym system for assimilation and being prayerful.
Subsequently, the President of Imota Students’ Union, Comr. Ogunbowale Olatayo Bodunrin drew the curtains for the day by reiterating all the cogent points dished out to the students, and introducing a question and answer session.
The management of each school appreciated the effort of the union, extolling their effort to sensitise schools for better standards.