… Avail Yourselves Of Innovation And Creative Hubs” VC
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, OON, FAS, has charged newly admitted students to avail themselves of the various Innovation and Creative, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and various Hubs and Centres within the campus premises.
Professor Ogunsola gave the charge in her speech while declaring open the 2023/2024 Matriculation ceremony held for eight thousand, four hundred and forty-eight (8,448) candidates, out of the over fifty-three thousand (53,000) who applied to the University of Lagos.
“Our university is in the forefront of Innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. We have various innovation and creative hubs, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and various Hubs and centres where you can incubate. Our Library has been repositioned to provide learning experiences through our maker space and online learning.
I advise you that in the course of your programme, do avail yourself of the Innovation Technology Hub (ITMO), Entrepreneurship, Skills and Development Centre (ESDC), NITHub, and other programmes including the likes.
My dear students, I urge you to brace up for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in your academic endeavour. You will be equipped with the knowledge and resilience that will be crucial to navigate an ever-evolving world.”
The VC noted that the University of Lagos aims to make its students fit for purpose for the 4th industrial revolution which will be their reality.
”Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker once said, “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” It is therefore important you use your time here judiciously.
Here at the University of Lagos, we develop thinkers who can challenge the status quo and contribute their quota to the development of our country. This is the time for you to prepare a foundation for your life.
Study hard, grow, and experience the University, and I am sure that as Mark Twain an American writer, and entrepreneur, said “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did”
So, I Ask You To Explore, Dream, And Discover.” The Future Is Bright. The Vc Added.”
The Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Bolaji Ogunlende, was present at the event to charge the Matriculants to lay the foundation for a successful future by setting their goals early and committing to them all the way.
Mr. Ogunlende presented the gift of a brand new laptop to Ms. Inioluwa Akinboboye of the Department of History & Strategic Studies who answered his question correctly during his presentation.
On her part, the Ag. Registrar, Mrs. Olakunle Makinde, administered the Matriculation Oath to students, according to their respective Faculties.