|Michael Dabi, Lecturer at EPUC|
A Lecturer at the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) in Ho, Mr. Michael Dabi has called on parents not to restrict their wards in exhibiting their God talents but rather provide good counselling and guidance to enable them attain their full potentials in life.
He said the situation whereby parents impose academic courses on their wards to study at the second cycle and tertiary institutions only put pressure on them to perform, which some end up failing, whereas they could have easily excel in their preferred courses.
Mr. Dabi who himself have experienced similar fate as a teenager, at the launch of his book, ‘Proverbs for Students’ , said he was compelled to study Science courses at both the Senior High and University level, though he has the preference for the Arts and Music.
‘Coercing students to study programmes against their talents put pressure on them to perform… but if everyone is allowed to use his/her talent, the world will be a better place’ he noted.
He also posited that, lack of motivation is one of the root causes of academic failure among students, hence the decision to come out with the book, which chronicles his experiences as a student and a lecturer, with a blend of ancient and biblical proverbs as well as famous quotes to inspire young people to reach out to the world with their talents.
Dr. Cyril Fayose, President of the E.P University College who launched the book, urged young people to be discipline and time conscious as the proverbial ant, so as to make a positive difference in the society with their talents.
|Unveiling of the book|