It is my great honor to address you today and extend my warm welcome to Freshers and stalites.
As the Editor-in-chief of InFocus News Agency in our beloved Faculty of Education.
As soon as I resumed, I encountered both familiar faces and fresh ones, united by our common pursuit of knowledge and the dream of a brighter future.
To our dear Freshers, welcome to the next chapter of your academic journey.
I can vividly recall the mix of excitement and uncertainty that comes with starting university life.
Moreso, you may have heard stories of the challenges that lies ahead.
But let me assure you, these challenges are the very crucibles in which you will forge your character and define your future.
However, to our returning Stalites, welcome back to the place where you’ve already overcome numerous obstacles.
You’ve persevered through countless late-night study sessions, exams, and the trials of balancing academics and social life. You are now a few steps closer to your dreams.
In addition, I want to talk about endurance.
It’s the ability to withstand hardship, to hold your ground when life’s storms threaten to sweep you away.
In our journey through university life, endurance is not just a quality; it’s a necessity.
Furthermore, remember, your time at the university is not just about attending lectures and passing exams.
It’s a transformational experience that molds you into a better version of yourself.
Endurance is the key that unlocks the treasures of knowledge and personal growth.
When you face sleepless nights, challenging assignments, or moments of doubt, remember that these are the crucibles in which your character is strengthened.
It’s during these times that you discover your true potential and the extent of your capabilities.
It’s where friendships are forged, and where the foundation of your future success is laid.
I want to encourage you to seek out and share stories of resilience and achievement within our faculty.
We all have a story to tell, and our journey, whether as a Fresher or a Stalite, is filled with moments of triumph and growth that deserves to be shared.
Conclusively, I want you to embrace your university life with enthusiasm.
knowing that the hardships you encounter are stepping stones to your success.
They are the building blocks of your future.
We, at InFocus News Agency, are here to celebrate your achievements, share your stories, and support your endeavours.
In a nutshell, I encourage each one of you to engage with our agency.
Moreover, contribute to the vibrant tapestry of experiences within our Faculty of Education.
Together, let’s make this academic year one to remember, filled with hard-earned successes, personal growth, and shared experiences.
Welcome back, dear Stalites, and welcome, Freshers, to Obafemi Awolowo University.