TRINITY University, Lagos, has advised students to be accountable and responsible in their educational pursuits.
Speaking at the fourth matriculation lecture of the school, president, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Mrs Comfort Eyitayo, told the matriculating students that the way they spent their time in the university would be reflected on the grades and statuses of the certificates they graduate with.
Eyitayo who was represented by Rufus Ishola, said, “The benefit of being accountable is that it helps to improve performance. The easiest way to achieve progress is by being accountable. “Your parents will not go to classes with you your destiny is in your hand, be accountable. The way you spend your time in the university will be reflected in your certificates. All the first class, second class and the rest is a result of how they spent their time here. If you are serious and come out with first class you will lessen the burdens of your parents.”
Also speaking, the Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council, Mr Samuel Olatunji, told the matriculants to uphold the tenets of faith and responsibility, as it would help them achieve progress.
“It is important therefore that you are deliberate to handle it carefully and responsibly with prayer and good counsel. This will enable you to strengthen your foundation and preparation for a life of great achievement and fulfillment. May I, therefore, leave you with a few words of advice which can be summarised into two words, faith and responsibility. Most of our human endeavours are largely premised on faith. For best results, therefore, dear matriculants, you will need both to be conscious of your responsibility and to be honest in addressing them.”
Also, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Ayo, said, “To the matriculants, it takes concerted efforts of all and sundry to rebuild our country, Nigeria. Parents need to collaborate with us to fight indiscipline and instill moral values in their wards. At this juncture, let me intimate you with the motto of the university, ‘Building on the Rock,’ this symbolises the fact that we aim to produce the total man who is well-grounded spiritually, mentally balanced, and of impeccable character.”