Vice-chancellor of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Professor Victor Peretomode, has cautioned students against being victims of the social media in their own best interest.
Peretomode, who stated this in an interview in Abraka, noted that the social media was gradually becoming a hindrance to students’ knowledge acquisition in tertiary institutions, urging the students to be wary of this so that their purpose in the university would not be defeated.
He empathized that their purpose as students in the university was to study hard in order to acquire a degree, noting that students should guard against those activities that would jeopardize their academic sojourn.
DELSU VC said: “You must not forget that you are here to acquire a degree and anything short of this must be guarded against at all cost. We observe that, most students, rather than concentrate on their studies, have now made the social media their top priority.
“Agreed, we are in the jet age but as students you must strike a balance between your educational pursuit and social media patronage.
“It will be an aberration and a misplacement of priority if you place premium on social media rather than your educational pursuit because it is education that brought you to DELSU.”
Peretomode argued that the social media platform has become a menace as all forms of immoral activities are now the order of the day, pointing out that he has nothing against the social media except for the abuse of the platform by Nigerians.
He called on students to take their educational pursuit seriously as the new semester begins in order to justify the huge amount of money expended by their parents by ensuring that they emerged with good grades as well as good classes of degree at the end of their academic sojourn.