. . As Fr. Chetanna tasks students on Inward Reflection, Time Management
. . . Every Universities/hostels should have good fire management system/ evacuation plan – Oguegbe
By Chioma Nnagbo
D’ Elites NFCS Final Year Forum (FYF) of St. Camilus De Lellis Chaplaincy, College of Health Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Nnewi in conjunction with Youth Alive Development Initiative (YADI), recently had a creativity sharing lecture on self-realization, fire safety, Google escapades and other business opportunities.
The session opened with an introductory remark by the Chaplain of the Chaplaincy, Rev. Fr. Jude Chetanna Chukwuneke, who moderated the topics, ‘Buying the future: preparing for tomorrow’s opportunities’ and ‘Preparing the Youths for the 4th Industrial Revolution’. In his remarks, he encouraged students to have inward reflection of their lives and to adequately manage their time well. He told them to explore their God given talents and develop them with passion.
Delivering his paper on Self realization and Fire Safety, Chinemerem Oguegbe charged the students to develop themselves and not to depend on anyone. He observed that many of them had lost touch of their identity, adding that it has made most of them to abuse time and opportunities. He observed that many students are into bandwagon fellowship which has made them loose touch of their dreams and aspirations. He encouraged them to focus their energy on creative things rather than things that eat into their time and future.
In his lecture on fire safety, Mr. Oguegbe, explained the importance of having a fire extinguisher. He told them that poor house keeping is a factor that triggers fire in the house because of combustible materials that interconnect. He told them to pay attention to electrical faults in the homes, adding that electrical sparks are the most dangerous causes of fire outbreak.
Also speaking, the Head of Radiology Department of NAU, Dr. C.C Ohagwu, explored the theme: Buying the future: Preparing for tomorrow’s opportunities. He told them of the benefits of surfing the internet for information. He told them that most scholarships are found on the internet which they may not see because they make use of the internet wrongly.
Using his personal experience, Dr. Ohagwu, said that his aim is to see that young people are fully equipped in their professional careers. He listed some available scholarship and told them how it could be accessed. He concluded by telling them how needful it was to acquire skills rather than wealth.
Also speaking, the Nigeria Moderator of Google Crowdsource, Miss Uchechukwu Enem, told the students of the need to contribute our images and cultural heritage to Google Crowdsource. She explained how these images and data help Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She told them the significance of contributing and the need to make our culture more pronounced on the net. She also spoke on the importance of helping our community visible on the Google Map by becoming a local guide. She said that the local guides programme is aimed at adding places to the map and helping business, public places and landmarks more visible. Jerry Guma, a trainer in Google Digital Skills, exposed the students on the need to learn free courses and certification on Google Digital Skills.
Chioma Obeta, a young entrepreneur and an ex- student of NAU, spoke on ‘Recharge and get paid’. Using her personal experience, she told students how she started her networking business. She illustrated how her business has helped many young people to grow. She told them that it was a very lucrative business opportunity for young people to engage in and encouraged young people to find genuine and lucrative business methods and strategies.
It should be recalled that the event started on 1st October 2019 with the Key Speaker, Prof Benard Odoh, who explored the topic, ‘Preparing the Youth for the 4th Industrial Revolution’. He talked about the components of big data analyses, digitalization, automation, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Prod Odoh, gave an historical perspectives on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Industrial Revolution. He said that the 4th Industrial Revolution were making impact in North America, Europe and Asia; but a country like Nigeria will remain in doomed if it doesn’t move into the fourth Industrial revolution. He encouraged youths to take advantage of this modern technological age and urged them to leverage on this opportunity so that they will not be left out in every technological advancement. Prof Odoh told them that development can begin by the eliminating mediocrity and corruption from our career and business spaces and prioritizing quality services that could reduce the rising unemployment rate and create a better future for young people.
Friday night, October 4, 2019, was a movie night facilitated and processed by Rev. Fr. Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke. Using the movie on ‘The Men who Built America’, the movie explored six young technocrats like Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan, Thomas Edison & Henry Ford, who were never politicians but contributed to the modern-day America. He encouraged young people to be more creative and see how they could be solution provider the nation is looking for.