The Vice-Chancellor of Augustine University, Ilara-Epe, Professor Christopher Odetunde has asserted that the youths can positively change the country’s current narrative through hard work, improved moral standing and thinking out of the box.

The Vice-Chancellor said this at the seventh matriculation ceremony held on March 10, 2022. Once again, the University broke her admission record with the admittance of 207 new students at the ceremony.

“What is your raison d’etre in AUI?  This is the time to start answering such a question because, there is no better way to judge the future than to take a quick pick at the present and the past.  ‘For most Nigerians, the future looks bleak for our nation.  There is no need to despair because, I believe, the youth in Nigeria can, as a matter of urgency, change the present narrative through hard work, improved moral standing, thinking out of the box and finding a niche in spite of Nigeria being almost dead morally and not having a value-adding education.”

The Vice-Chancellor advised the students to abide by the rules and regulations of the University community and that they ensure they live in peace and harmony with other students and staff of the community.

In his matriculation lecture, titled:  “The Nigerian Youth and Education as the Key to Brighter Future”, the Guest Lecturer, Prof. Sola Fosudo, said in spite of all odds, education is still key to succeeding in life.

According to him, any youth, who thinks there is a short cut to success, would regret later in life.

He admonished the students to strive to be the best in their callings.

Some students were acknowledged for their academic performance in the previous academic session. The best behaved students (male and female) were awarded a cash prize of N100,000 each sponsored by Monsignor Patrick Obayomi.

Share AUI on: