The former executive secretary, National Universities Commission, Professor Julius Okojie has advised the management of Wesley University, Ondo to seek for good students as undergraduates.
The professor spoke in Ondo while delivering his lecture on Thursday during the 8th convocation ceremony of the university.
Fifteen of the one hundred and nineteen students graduated with first class while fifty-eight made second class upper division. Only six of the graduates were in third class division.
While advising both the graduates and the management of the University, he said that only good students can teach themselves once they are exposed to course contents and conducive environment.
“Good students need very little efforts of lecturers to understand the course and master its application in real life.”
Okojie said that one of the fastest routes to grow Wesley University being one of the private faith-based tertiary institutions in Nigeria was the enrollment of good and ready to learn undergraduates.
“No university can survive without good, intelligent and hardworking students who can teach and mentor themselves with a little guidance of lecturers”.
He also said that such strategy was needed so as not to frustrate humongous investments required by private university.
The convocation lecturer also advised universities in the country establish functional quality assurance department in order to monitor activities of university staff toward production of quality and creative graduates.
He added that university must engage in good community relations that inculcate sponsorship and general community development which will in turn become a catalyst for the growth of the university.
“Follow BMAS and make a good friendship with NUC in your scheme of works position your University as desired”. Okojie advised.
He also advised Wesley University management not to lose contact with the graduates of the institution saying they are the one that will soon promote the university to greater heights.