APU VC: Learning a life-long activity

  • By Kola Alhassan

Vice Chancellor of the Ahman Pategi University(APU) Patigi, Kwara State, Prof. Mahfouz Adedimeji has charged students to see learning as a life-long endeavour that is not limited to what is offered in the classroom.

He spoke  at the second  graduation ceremony of  the Ahman Pategi College of Advanced Studies (APCAS) on the university campus, where 36 students were presented their diploma certificates.  

Speaking on the theme: “Living is Learning, Learning is Leading”,  Adedimeji noted that there were many scholars and intellectuals who had died centuries and years ago but were still living with  their works in the hearts of people.

The VC urged  the graduates not to see education or learning as what can be completed, adding that only schooling can be completed.

The don who likened life to a university that one graduates from only at death,  charged them to be excellent  to distinguish themselves in the society, stressing that those who know lead the rest.

The erstwhile Director Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Illorin, said  there are many people walking today but are dead in reality because they are of not useful to themselves and the society,  as they are not missed when absent and not felt when present.

Adedimeji stressed that readers are leaders and the graduates should take their studies seriously to provide guidance to their peers and society.

He added that with their graduation from the college, they were poised for higher educational and career opportunities in their  various disciplines.

 Adedimeji lauded the vision of the founder, Hon. Aliyu Ahman-Pategi, which gave rise to the success of the graduates. He also thanked the Board of Trustees of the institution under Sen. Isa Muhammed and the Governing Council under the chairmanship of Amb. Nimota Akanbi.

Source: https://thenationonlineng.net/apu-vc-learning-a-life-long-activity/amp/