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Lead City varsity not a ‘den of Yahoo boys’
30.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS
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Lead City University, Ibadan is an institution that stands out among many others, a university that ensures proper dissemination of knowledge to students and proper social coordination. Saying that Lead City University is a den of yahoo boys is not only a statement that lacks the accuracy of truth, but is also void of understanding.

Take for example, Lead City university population doesn’t total 2,000  and out of this figure, majority are boys. Now statistics goes this way; federal universities not to mention names have a population of about 70,000 students and out of this figure, about 40,000 of them are boys. Following this, if we are to pick where these so- called yahoo boys will be mostly, Lead City University shouldn’t be mentioned at all. 

My message to everyone out there, Lead City University, Ibadan is one of the best among numbers of universities in the country and also a great citadel of learning. To say the institution is a den of fraudsters is a one-sided statement that lacks perspective and insight. I seriously doubt the status of any so-called student who would make such one-sided claim. Lead City University, like any other school is a place where regardless of your mission, skills, choices and inclinations there are always others with whom you will find harmony and fellowship.

Let me call your attention to the school’s recent achievements; in December 2013 the school conducted its 7th and 8th matriculation where a host of first class students were convocated. That same December, the institution took part in the fifth Nigerian Private University Games (NPUGA) in JABU Osun State and Lead City University finished third on the medal table. On the 14th of April, the university organised a three day intra university debate which was an eye opener to many universities.

To those who are in the school to learn, the school library is no stranger to them, to those who live for sport, the sport complex has become a second home and to those who are more into socials and belligerent behaviours, the crowd is there to follow. These are traits common to universities and it is the ability to live through all these, past the temptation to party when you should be at your books that shapes the mind and turns the adolescent into an adult fit and ready for the challenges of the society.

The puzzle here is that students who enjoy the academic nurturing, who go out and taint the university and image, forget that the value of their certificate is backed by the value of the school name. As students of Lead City University, it is high time we rejected this notion that the school is bad, because in all honesty the grass is never greener on the other side.

•Kadiri Babatunde, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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