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The First Lady of Ekiti State, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji has urged students to shun social vices and pay more attention to their studies for good foundation of academic excellence.

Dr. Oyebanji stated this on Tuesday while lecturing the 100 level students of the Department of Educational Management at the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

Recall that the governor’s wife taught 300 level students of Education Management last academic session when she commenced her community service.

Ekiti State First Lady who taught Introduction to Education Management with the course code EDM 103 explained extensively the basic elements of management which according to her included planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting, controlling and evaluation.

Dr Oyebanji who said she was on sabbatical leave from the University of Ibadan said she has decided to come back to the Department of Education Management, Ekiti State University, where she started her lecturing career to impart knowledge to students as a way of giving back to the society.

“I have plan of coming back because I have been assigned two courses, though with another colleague and if you are assigned a course you must finish it and I have not finished the course so I will still come back, it’s a community service, it’s part of what I do,” she said.

The governor’s wife also pledged to give out her best in teaching the class assigned to her as she echoed that a whole lot have changed and many improvement have taken place compared to when she started her career over twenty years ago from the same department.

She however reiterated that that there are three major areas in academics namely teaching, research and community service which means teaching without pay and she has decided to opt for community service as a way of giving back to the society.

There were lots of encomium from scholars like the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Babalola Ayodele, Prof. Mary Adedokun from the university community as they described Dr. Oyebanji as a rare gift and humility personified.

Speaking on behalf of the students,the class governor, Mr. Adeleye Temitope appreciated Dr. Oyebanji for her simplicity and her sound knowledge of the course. He promised to repay the First Lady with their academic performance.

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