Students share Expectations as Omega Semester Commences
After four weeks of holiday, together with Christmas and New Year seasons, Covenant University students have finally resumed for the Omega (second) Semester of the 2014/2015 academic session, with work beginning in earnest. Many of them have different stories on how they spent the holiday. Some of them shared their experiences and also what they look forward to in the New Year and Semester.
For Olorunfemi Adegboyega, a 100 Level Management Information System (MIS) student, the Christmas holiday was quite eventful and fun filled with the presence of family members, relatives and friends. He visited his village and some tourist centres. Also, Oguntayo Faith, of Accounting Department, had a wonderful time at home with her family. Anyamkpa Akunna, of Computer Science Department, said the holiday went well and at the same time was hectic as she travelled to her village.
Quite a number of the students shared similar experiences on how they spent their Christmas and New Year holiday. There was no dull moment with most of them having a busy time with their families and friends and also paying visits to pubic recreation centres. On the contrary, Asiyanbi Jesuferanmi, a 200 Level Computer Engineering student, said the break was not as lively as expected. Rather, he had a boring holiday as a result of the violence in his area in Port-Harcourt, which even made him eager to resume.
Just as everybody looks forward to setting new goals for the year, some of the students have also earmarked their plans for the year, which revolve around their spiritual, academic and personal lives. The New Year harmonized with the Omega Semester is a time to make supreme effort academically to attain a better result, amend past mistakes and upgrade spiritually and personally.
While sharing his plans for the year, John Celestine Orok, a 100 Level Petroleum Engineering student, said his plans for the year is to improve academically as he was not satisfied with the Alpha (first) Semester result. He also hopes to enroll in a vocational training that will increase his knowledge during the summer holiday. Olubuyi Ifeoluwa, a 300 Level Industrial Physics student, looks forward to being a better person in 2015 and also achieving a better result academically.
In another case, Shodiya Ayokunle Phillips, a Business Administration student, judging from his experience last year, he is planning to have a better bond with friends and push harder to achieve his set goals for the year.
According to Williams Aaron and Asiyanbi Jesuferanmi, 200 Level Computer Engineering students, their plans for the year and semester are to, most importantly, build up their spiritual lives, correct some past mistakes and also develop themselves on daily basis. As for Omongbale Roosevelt, also a 200 Level Estate Management student, this new semester and New Year is a time to rebuild.
Ojeifo Joy and Hammed Ayoyinka, both final year students of Policy and Strategic Studies and Industrial Mathematics respectively, described their holidays as blissful though brief because they were occupied with their project work.
However, their hopes and expectations for the year, which also happens to be their last semester in the University, are to improve on previous results, have better performance and joyfully bag their B.Sc. Definitely, it is a year that holds so much in stock for them academically.
With lectures already in full gear, students seem to have settled down to business by attending lectures and getting recommended textbooks, and the final year students are back to their project work.