A Software Engineer and alumni of Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State, Mr. Godwin Awojobi, has advised new students of the school to inculcate spiritual and academic values taught in the school to access diverse possibilities in society.
Awojobi, who advised them to disregard the lure of social vices, added that trainings in leadership and entrepreneurship would help them to stand out in the workplace.
He said this recently during a mentorship programme organised by the university for new students.
He said, “My training here played an integral role in the development and preparation of my quantitative and qualitative skills necessary for my career success in information technology.
“I urge every student of the institution to harness this opportunity and fully get involved in its global leadership spiritual drive, for both their personal advancement and the society at large regardless of the challenges.’’
Also addressing the students, an entrepreneur, Gideon Ekom, urged the students to embrace hard work and diligence, which, he said, were the hallmark of success.
Ekom, who is also a former student of the school, attributed his ability to establish three businesses within four years of graduating to the culture of diligence and focus on his goals.
“This institution is not just an educational learning hub but a transformational leadership training ground for innovative, goal-driven minds. It’s not surprising that today I find myself so passionate about my engagements to the extent it has become a lifestyle.”
In his address, the Chancellor of the institution, Dr. Sam Amaga, said the institution had not even done enough yet despite the accolades. “We haven’t really started. This is a moving train. By the time God is through with us, we would have transformed millions directly and indirectly,” he assured.
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