Don tasks students on reading culture
A lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Akoka, Ayobade Adebowale, has identified students’ lackadaisical attitude towards their studies as a major cause to examination malpractice in the tertiary institutions and also other examinations.
The don noted that many of them waste precious time on frivolous things, instead of engaging in rigorous reading.
“Most students do not prepare well for examination. Sometimes, you see them coming late to the examination hall and you begin to wonder how much time they have left to write and pass in flying colours.
“Because precious time is wasted on irrelevant things, they get to examination hall blank and end up cheating. It is so unfortunate, but it must be noted that mobile devices have contributed to students’ poor attitude to learning,” she said.
In a chat with Campus news, Adebowale called on students to use their time wisely, stressing that universities are not like secondary schools, where teachers scold students for not attending lectures.
“Lecturers do not need to chase students around to attend lectures because students are expected to know what to do. The only thing is that students must have to meet up with a particular percentage of attendance for them to be qualified for examination. I think they should embrace reading. You see, it is what you read that you know. If you don’t read, your brain will be as blank as white paper,” she said.
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