Bells University Don, Prof. Isaac Adebayo, the Vice-Chancellor on Saturday advised all new students to be focused and desist from spending much times on social media devices like chatting.
Adebayo gave the advice at the 11th Matriculation of the institution in Sango Ota, Ogun.
The don urged the new students to be serious in order to face the rigors of academic life, adding that life in the University was different from life outside the world.
“Students should desist from spending much times on social media devices like chatting, and concentrate more on their studies in order to meet competitive global market,” he warned.
He implored matriculating students and under-graduates to empower themselves by acquiring additional skills and professional certificates to boost their future careers.
“Parents should advise their children to be of good behaviour and prepare to go the extra mile by ensuring that their wards key into various professional certificates available within and outside the university.
He told the students to take advantage of the accredited centre named ATLAS on the campus, which prepared students for professional examinations in Accounting and Personnel Management.
Adeyemi said the institution’s skill development and resource centre would soon commence short-term skill acquisition training in various vocations for students of the institution.
According to him, this will prepare them for the highly competitive market as well as laying the foundation for a future as employers of labour.
He, however, lamented that low enrolment of students was one of the major challenges confronting private universities in Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 449 students were admitted for the 2015/2016 academics session, including 427 undergraduate students and postgraduate students in four faculties.
The faculties were College of National and Applied Sciences, College of Management of Sciences, College of Engineering and College of Environmental Sciences.