God is interested in our academics - UNILAG 5.0 best grads

February 20, 2017, 3:10 am

The two female 5.0 overall best graduates at the recently-held 2016 convocation of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Omotoye Oyoindamola and Bankole Taiwo, have attributed their academic achievement to God describing Him as the secret to their success.

They made this submission while speaking to some 100L students at an Academic Seminar organized by Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF), UNILAG Chapter, which was held last Tuesday.

According to them, God created man, and he is always willing to give man a support in anything good he embarked on.

Oyindamola and Taiwo were both members of the fellowship while on campus, with the former serving as the vice president1 in her final year. 

Speaking the theme of the seminar, Oyindamola noted that there were many secrets to her academic achievement, but God was the major motivation of her success.

She urged students to make very good use of their time and must not wait before exam before they start reading.

“This life is a journey, and in this journey there are junctions. One of the junctions is our academics. God is interested in anything man is doing because he has promised to supply our needs according to his riches in glory,” Oyindamola said.

“One of the biggest problems of students is time management; the problem is not telling the students what to do but the problem is if I tell them will they engage it? You don’t need to be comfortable before you can do things well. You need to stretch yourself at times, and now is the time to start that,” she added.

While addressing the students, Taiwo said students should put away the spirit of fear in their academics, and should trust God for help and understanding. 

According to her, achieving academic success boils down to how diligent the students are.

“God is interested in our academics, ask him for understanding and you must always stick with him in all you do. In all these, diligence can’t be over emphasized. When a man is diligent, he will be able to stand in front of men.”

“For students, Time management is also key; time to sleep, read, play, and eat and so on. I will advise you to do all these things wisely,” Taiwo said. 

The duo of Oyindamola and Taiwo also urged students to see academics as a means to an end adding that students must find the time to widen their knowledge beyond what they are being taught in class.

 Fadahunsi Olatosimi

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