Prof. Benjamin Ehigie, a Prof. of Psychology at the University of Ibadan (UI), has said that from his experience with recruiting for organizations, graduates from private universities have surpassed expectations in the workplace.
The University don made the opinion while delivering a lecture titled, “Branding yourself and your university” among others at the maiden matriculation of 79 students of the Precious Cornerstone University in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The university is a faith-based institution established by the Sword of The Spirit Ministries.
“My experience during the recruitment exercise for different corporate organizations has shown that the quality or knowledge displayed by the graduates from private universities is the best chance the institution has to be marketed or otherwise.
“I also noticed that many fresh graduates from the private universities have surpassed expectations in the workplace. The place of self concept, self esteem, self image, self efficacy and self imagery cannot be over-emphasized if you new students, in your various courses of study, intend to represent this university well in public and before recruiters,” he stated while charging the students to improve their self-esteem.