Sanwo-Olu charges MTU graduands on productivity

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged the graduating students of the Mountain Top University, Magboro, Ogun State to improve themselves through the acquisition of knowledge and requisite skills to stand the test of time in an evolving work environment.

Sanwo-Olu, who spoke on the topic titled, ‘Future of Job and the World of Work: The Need for Graduates that are Globally Competitive’, while delivering the convocation lecture at the university, enjoined the graduands to get used to change and disruptions, which particularly characterise the 21st century due to the emergence of information technology.

“You must get used to change and disruption. Many things you learned in the university will have grown obsolete even before you complete NYSC. Fifty or a hundred years down the line we don’t know what new technologies would have emerged to disrupt the world as we know it.

“You must commit to lifelong learning. You will be judged not only by what you know, but also know quickly that you can learn new things and unlearn old ones. It is not enough to stay current. You must strive to be ahead of the game.

“We have already established the fact that jobs of the future will be driven by technology, and students who are technologically inclined and prepared will have an edge over those who are not,” the governor said.

The Chancellor of the university, Dr Daniel Olukoya, said his passion was to see youths being engaged in anything legitimately productive for them to be economically empowered.

“My passion is in anything that will take Nigerian youths taken away from the streets to become productive in life,” he said.

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Universities Commission, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, commended the chancellor and the Board of MTU for their efforts towards promoting quality education.

Rasheed who was represented by the NUC’s Director of Human Resources, Dr Boniface Odum, said it would continue to ensure that quality education is upheld in Nigeria’s universities.

A total of 120 students graduated from the university’s two colleges: Basic and Applied Sciences, and Humanities, Management and Social Sciences. 22 students made first class, 50 were in a second class upper division while 47 in a lower division while one graduated with third class.
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