The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has urged graduates and college students to equip themselves with the related abilities to remain atop within the digital age of in the present day.
Oloyede said this throughout his lecture, titled, ‘Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning – Prerequisites of the Digital Age,’ which was delivered on the Kwara State University convocation lecture in Malete, Kwara State, on Thursday.
The examination physique’s registrar harassed the importance of studying, unlearning and relearning; including that “those who can learn, relearn, and unlearn are the successful ones, and those without the mindset that accommodates the triad are bound to perpetually lament.”
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The Islamic Studies scholar said that “learning is useless without practice,” and that “relearning is the ability to acquire new skills, knowledge, and perspectives quickly and effectively.”
He additional attributed one of many elements answerable for the distinction between in the present day’s world and that of the outdated to the “totality of what makes the Information Age, which continues to be evolving as know-how develops quickly.
“The adjustments on the planet present new alternatives and threats. While there are new alternatives in Information Technology, current jobs reminiscent of typists, receptionists, conventional printers, phone sales space operators, pc operators, manufacturing facility staff, cashiers, journey brokers, and gas attendants, amongst others, are on the verge of extinction.
“In this regard, there gained’t be any distinction between those that are literate and people who are illiterate with out the cutting-edge abilities related to studying, relearning, and unlearning.
“Therefore, the onus of the responsibility lies on everyone to get prepared for the challenges of the Information Age by taking lifelong learning seriously and being willing to change as circumstances unfold.”
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The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin implored the attendees to imbibe the behavior of studying, unlearning, and relearning as these will “set you apart and empower you to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities of our rapidly changing world.”
While reacting, the appearing VC, KWASU, Prof. Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, stated that the nation’s academic establishments should turn out to be transformational drivers in making ready college students for the quickly, evolving digital world.