Prof. Kayode Shoremekun, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has advised undergraduate students in Nigerian institutions to cultivate positive values, adding that it is the only way to achieve a fulfilled life.
According to the VC, youths must learn to take responsibilities and engage in productive endeavours that will prepare them for leadership roles in the future.
He also cautioned them to avoid taking short routes to achieve their dreams and goals in life as such leads to disaster.
Shoremekun gave the caution during a mentoring programme which was organised by FUOYE Students Union Government (SUG), themed, “Impact of Values” at the main auditorium of the Faculty of Sciences.
The SUG chose the event to garland the VC in appreciation of his sincere and outstanding performance in raising academic standard, building infrastructures and providing huge learning facilities.
“I was curious about this programme and I asked from the head of the counselling unit who said the programme was solely organised by the students. This shows that you are maturing into leadership position, where you do not need to be tele-guided and this also means you are preparing yourself for the picture.
“These are the kind of areas we want the students to excel. Being independent minded, developing sound leadership and being responsible, it will prepare you for the future.
“What I am seeing here is commendable, showing that you are doing well. The challenges here will prepare you for the future. And as much as possible, you should imbibe certain progressive values,” the VC stated.