Pastor J.T Kalejaiye of the Redeemed Christain Church of God on Wednesday urged newly admitted students at Caleb University, Imota, Lagos to spend less time on social media and concentrate more on their studies.
Speaking at the University’s 11th matriculation and Prayer Forum in Lagos, Kalejaiye said students must study hard so as to avoid carryovers and make their parents proud.
“This is not the time to Facebook, it is the time to face your book; it is not the time to grow up but go up; keep off the bad company, do not join them, they are destructive.
“I never smoke or drank, all my life I read and to the glory of God, I came out well.
“You are at the right place, a University of the first choice and with hard work, what others are running after will run after you,” he said.
Kalejaiye, however, prayed for the fresh undergraduates while wishing them to become future leaders of the country and in their chosen professions.
Prof. Ayandiji Aina, the institutions’ Vice-Chancellor, said the university would continue its tradition of an uninterrupted academic calendar and timely graduation of its students.
Aina said the graduation for the matriculating students had been tentatively fixed for Oct.15, 2021 for four-year degree programmes and Oct. 14, 2022, for five-year degree programmes.
He charged the freshmen to distinguish themselves from those who had no sense of direction and reposition themselves for excellence and moral composure.
“Caleb has zero tolerance for cultism and drug abuse, you are required to avoid plagues like alcoholism, indecent dressing, immoral behaviour and other vices capable of truncating your future goals and aspiration, ” he said.
Over 800 students were admitted for the 2017/2018 academic session at the university.