Bishop David Oyedepo, Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara, has called for urgent steps to check students’ unfettered access to social media.
“We must wake up from our slumber to deal with this monster. It unconsciously robs people of their future by robbing them of their time,’’ Oyedepo, said at the 7th Convocation of the institution.
He was speaking on: “Combating the challenge of education without integration.’’
This social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny of most youths today. What is supposed to be a plus has suddenly become a major minus.
“This is because everything of value delivers through investment of time”
“Suddenly, we are faced with a generation on the wrong side of history; the honour of this generation has been wiped off,’’ the Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, said.
Oyedepo stressed that social media content that did not add value should be restricted.
“They chat all day with no time left to think, plan, programme and engage productively in the pursuit of any task”
“Many youths spend less than 10 to 20 percent of their time on their tasks per day. They can never match a generation that spends 70 per cent to 80 per cent of their time on their tasks”
“We must device means to put a check on free access to social media particularly those that are not adding values.’’
Oyedepo advised parents of the graduating students to give them free hand to develop themselves to become self-sufficient and self-reliant.
“Give your sons, daughters, or wards the opportunity to develop their wings, and I know that many will soar much higher than their parents,’’ he said.