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|Students must prioritise learning to excel, says UNILAG first class graduate Oluwamuyiwa by flowbaze: 1:32 am On July 15, 2021|
Precious Deborah Oluwamuyiwa recently graduated with a first class degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos (UNILAG). The young lady who hails from Isua, Akoko South East Local Council, Ondo State, in this interview with ADELOWO ADEBUMITI, stressed the need to review the curriculum of Nigerian universities so as to align them with global trends. She also gave reasons why most students’ fail, saying their inability to prioritise learning was responsible.
What came to your mind when you learnt you were going to graduate with a first class?
Did you set a target for yourself to achieve this feat?
What were some of the challenges you faced in the course of pursuing your degree programme?
What were those factors that assisted you to accomplish the feat?
In addition, the academic programmes organised by my fellowship in school availed me with useful tips, which aided me in accomplishing this feat. My friends and course mates were also very instrumental to accomplishing my success. We had series of group studies and tutoring. I also spent most of my days in the reading room, going through my notes and solving past questions.
Why do you think many students are not doing excellently in their studies?
A number of students also struggle with academics because they have not explored reading techniques, which work best for them. For instance, for me, I like to read with soft music when doing calculation.
What are the problems still confronting the nation’s education sector?
In addition, poor infrastructure, including lack of e-learning facilities has severely affected the standard of education in Nigeria. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an eye opener for the education sector. It has clearly shown that more public universities need to be more inclined towards e-learning.
Also, I would advise that government should provide more funds to develop infrastructural facilities for the purpose of building more hostels, conducive lecture halls and constant supply of electricity within campuses. I hope that in the next five years, the government would utilise the two per cent Tertiary Education Tax remitted by corporate bodies to develop educational facilities in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
What are the things other students should do to replicate your level of success?
One big obstacle to academic success is distractions. To overcome distractions, you can’t depend solely on willpower. You have to be deliberate about it. Stop procrastinating, restrict your Internet access, and freeze apps that easily distract or even switch off your phone while reading.
What is your advice to students?
Let everyone take heed on how they stand. Students should also plan their internship period to fall during academic break, so their learning period is not affected.
Also, for entrepreneurial inclined students, in as much as profit should be made, there should be a balance especially when it is close to test or examination periods. I would like to add this quote “whatsoever thy hands findeth to do, do it with all thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
What is next for you now as a fresh graduate?
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