Shun Wrong Use Of Internet, Varsity Don Urges Nigerian Student

A Don at the Department of English Language Education at the Ekiti University,(EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Dr Graceful Ofodu, has called on Nigerian youths, especially students; to shun the use of internet for negative social vices purposes.

The don, who also doubles as the National President of the Reading Association of Nigeria,(RAN) said rather than using the internet for social vices, they should invest their time in reading material that will impact on their cognitive values and development.

The don made the call on Wednesday during the 2021 RAN International Day Celebration held at the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti, (BOUESTI)in Ikere Local Government Area.

The association president, who described as worrisome the declined reading habits among the nation’s youths, especially students; called for attitudinal change that will better the social, economic and futuristic aims as well values of the country.

“The decline reading culture among Nigerian youths, especially students is a ‘worrisome’ phenomenal. We find many of our youths not interested in reading the most important things.

“Of the truth, Nigerians read, but the unfortunate thing is that, what they read, what they consume is what we are worried about.

“For our youths, especially students what we find them sometimes reading on the internet are gangsterism, internet fraudulent activities and the likes,” Ofodu said.

She agreed that Nigerians read, but that they do not read what would actually contribute toward their social, economic and financial as well as futuristic aims and purposes.

She added that the younger generation have poor reading habits, saying the programme was aimed at correcting these anomalies by suggesting that citizens should habitually read and ask questions which will enhance their critical skills.

Speaking in the samevein, the Vice-Chancellor of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology,Ik ere-Ekiti,(BOUESTI) Prof.Adeoluwa Olufemi, cautioned the nation’s youths against cyber crimes.

Olufemi assured the students of BOUESTI of availability of access to Internet facilities in all nooks and crannies as well as a well equipped library before the end of 2021.

The vice-chancellor, however, urged them to make judicious use of such Internet services to enhance their academics, rather than using it for pornography and cyber crimes.

He described literacy as a “bed rock for development.”

There were symposium on presentation of papers on the dangers of wrong use of internet and web delivered by Dr Wumi Adetan of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of EKSU among others.

The highpoint of the event was the decoration of BOUETI VC as an ambassador of RAN and reading by the duo of Miss Lovelyn Kolawole and Master Claudius Daramola of the Reading Club.

Don urges Nigerian youths to shun wrong use of the internet

A Don at the Department of English Language Education at the Ekiti University,(EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Dr Graceful Ofodu, has called on Nigerian youths, especially students; to shun the use of internet for negative social vices purposes.

The don, who also doubles as the National President of the Reading Association of Nigeria,(RAN) said rather than using the internet for social vices, they should invest their time in reading material that will impact on their cognitive values and development.

The don made the call on Wednesday during the 2021 RAN International Day Celebration held at the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti, (BOUESTI)in Ikere Local Government Area.

The association president, who described as worrisome the declined reading habits among the nation’s youths, especially students; called for attitudinal change that will better the social, economic and futuristic aims as well values of the country.

“The decline reading culture among Nigerian youths, especially students is a ‘worrisome’ phenomenal. We find many of our youths not interested in reading the most important things.

“Of the truth, Nigerians read, but the unfortunate thing is that, what they read, what they consume is what we are worried about.

“For our youths, especially students what we find them sometimes reading on the internet are gangsterism, internet fraudulent activities and the likes,” Ofodu said.

She agreed that Nigerians read, but that they do not read what would actually contribute toward their social, economic and financial as well as futuristic aims and purposes.

She added that the younger generation have poor reading habits, saying the programme was aimed at correcting these anomalies by suggesting that citizens should habitually read and ask questions which will enhance their critical skills.

Speaking in the samevein, the Vice-Chancellor of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology,Ik ere-Ekiti,(BOUESTI) Prof.Adeoluwa Olufemi, cautioned the nation’s youths against cyber crimes.

Olufemi assured the students of BOUESTI of availability of access to Internet facilities in all nooks and crannies as well as a well equipped library before the end of 2021.

The vice-chancellor, however, urged them to make judicious use of such Internet services to enhance their academics, rather than using it for pornography and cyber crimes.

He described literacy as a “bed rock for development.”

There were symposium on presentation of papers on the dangers of wrong use of internet and web delivered by Dr Wumi Adetan of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of EKSU among others.

The highpoint of the event was the decoration of BOUETI VC as an ambassador of RAN and reading by the duo of Miss Lovelyn Kolawole and Master Claudius Daramola of the Reading Club.

NAN

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