The Vice-Chancellor of Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State, Prof. Mahfouz Adedimeji, has emphasised the need for Nigerians to always act on knowledge in order to empower and advance themselves and the country.
Professor Adedimeji spoke in a keynote address, titled: “Knowledge is Power,” on Thursday in Patigi, Kwara State.
This was at the orientation programme for newly-admitted students for the 2022/2023 academic session of the University.
The pioneer Vice-Chancellor, who noted that acting on knowledge is more important, added that developed countries are only advanced and powerful because of acting on the knowledge they possessed.
He also stressed that people in the Western world are not superior to Africans in terms of their physical size, but only derive their power from the capacity to generate and apply knowledge.
Highlighting how knowledge has changed the world, Adedimeji stated that Ahman Pategi University is dedicated to empowering its students with knowledge and developing them into total individuals that would reflect the University motto: “Wise minds, skilled hands.”
The Vice-Chancellor, however, warned against possession of incomplete knowledge, which, according to him, can be just as dangerous as ignorance, while tasking the students to always pursue excellence in their studies.
He further charged the students to uphold the principles of good character, responsibility, excellence, discipline, integrity, as well as truthfulness, while wishing them a successful academic sojourn in the University.
Highlights of the programme, which was anchored by the Acting Registrar, Dennis Onwukwe, included introduction of the University academic programmes and facilities to the students as well as an interactive session, where questions were asked and answers were provided to the students’ satisfaction.