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  • Updated: November 27, 2020

Undergraduates Urged To Embrace Skill Acquisition

Undergraduates Urged To Embrace Skill Acquisition

Undergraduates have been urged to embrace skill acquisition and other to help increase their relevance in the already competitive labour market.

This is was stressed at a webinar organised by the Student Association of the Department of Mass Communication, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti by Esan Femi Williams, a youth advocate of the students in Ekiti state.

He further urged that students and youths in general should not rely only on their academic certificates, but should broaden their horizon by acquiring skills relevant to their discipline.

The webinar lecture title “Your CV, your worth" was organized to equip students with skills on writing curriculum vitae and how to position themselves for available opportunities.

He further stated,saying:“Most graduates looking for white-collar jobs are not dullards; they are very intelligent, but unfortunately, many of them fail due to poor CV.  It is not just about acquiring certificates but also acquiring necessary skills and know-how. However, there are some people who have a keen interest in reading and passing exams, but lack needed skills to practise. For instance, a professor of Mass Communication who doesn’t know how to write a good news story is a failure.”

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Williams also emphasised the need to build good character and competence, stressing that, “When character is lost, all is lost.”

He encouraged critical thinking among students, telling them to always think like an employer and consistently building skills which are related to their professional career so as to be successful.

He however,urged the government at all levels to continually prioritize education and job creation, but further advised youths to be more responsible highlighting that  academics, leadership, and business skills are crucial to succeeding in life.

Ishaq Mariam Jumoke, a participant,as well as other students lauded the efforts of the organiser for the educative and eye-opening lecture.


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