The two hundred pioneer matriculating students of Madonna College of Health Technology MACOTECH, Olokoro, Umuahia, Abia State, have been advised to rid themselves of negative tendencies that will jeopardize their academic pursuits.
The Chairman, Governing Council, Madonna College of Health Technology, Prof. Hillary Edeoga, who gave the advise on Friday while delivering a speech captioned, “Starting Today, the Future that Lie Before Us” at the Maiden Matriculation Ceremony of the Institution, reminded the matriculants that now is the best time to start their future.
Prof. Edeoga said it is pertinent for the students to start the pursuit of their future now, pointing out that waiting for tomorrow may be too late as they may not have a future to behold, adding that their parents/guardians, sent them to school to achieve the best for themselves.
The former Vice Chancellor, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, (MOUAU), admonished the students that to achieve their goals, they must understand themselves and what they want for themselves as well as develop the power of association.
He charged the matriculants to be mindful of what they spend their time on while stressing the need for them to empty all negative tendencies like cultism, laziness, waywardness among others, noting that they need some eagles in life to succeed as students.
Prof. Edeoga told the students that academic success is their birthright as nobody is born bright or dull, highlighting the need for the students to work assiduously to brightness and academic excellence through self-discipline translated in dedication, determination and commitment by burning of midnight candles.
The University Don who stated that Private institutions, are the best places to acquire sound education, devoid of interruptions due to incessant strike actions, appealed to government at all levels that the sustenance of these institutions are based on their support.
He appealed to his Lordship, Most Reverend Lucius Ugorji, the Bishop of Umuahia Catholic Diocese, that the school needs financial involvement and investment so as to expand its needs as well as increases.