May 09, 2022
Student Leaders Receive Special Training for the Task Ahead
A special training was organized by the management of Mountain Top University for the members of the Student Representative Council (SRC), all first class students and all course representatives and their assistants to equip them with requisite leadership skills and mindset needed to pilot affairs for the academic session.
The programme kicked off on the 16th of December 2021 by 8am with an online registration of about 250 students, who were the participants at the training and ran for three days. The training was facilitated by the Institute of National Transformation (INT) staff. The Founder of INT, Professor Vincent Anigbogu, kick-started the teaching sessions with a lecture titled: “Rebranding Nigeria: Your Responsibility”. During the session, the students were taught that in order to have a better Nigeria, they need to change their mindset from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
Other lectures delivered by INT facilitators are:
- Dreams of nations: founding (liberating) leaders by Mrs Bukky Femi Ajala.
- Time management by Mr Morris Ekpong Hunter and the farmer paradigm by Mrs Bukky Femi Ajala
- Becoming a person of value by Mrs Bukky Femi Ajala
- Critical thinking and communication skills by Mr Morris Ekpong
- The parable of the three sons by Mrs Bukky Femi Ajala
- Taking responsibility for national transformation by Mr Morris Ekpong
There was a group discussion session where the students were divided into different groups to discuss the topic, “God, Nation, Discipline” derived from the lectures delivered during the training. This was followed by a presentation by each of the discussion groups. The training continued on the second day with a movie show titled, “Facing the giant”. Another movie, ‘The Ultimate Gift’ was shown on the third day and it was very impactful as it portrayed the vital gifts needed to become a total man.
The students were also taught to write down their goals, dreams and aspirations so as not to forget them and always refer to them constantly for motivation. Among the students who shared their dreams and aspirations was the Vice President of the Student Representative Council (SRC), Obaze Phillip. He stated that he has a passion for blind people and would like to create a smart shade (eye glasses) that will be connected to a smart walking stick and GPS so that blind people can move easily and have better lives in Nigeria. There were practical sessions where the participants were given an opportunity to apply the lessons learnt in solving perceived problems.
The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr Moses Abiala, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Professor Elijah Ayolabi, gave room for students to share their learning experience at the INT training programme. The SRC President, Amaechi Victoria; General secretary, Ajide Esther and the PRO: Okereke Kosisochukwu and some other students shared their experiences. The programme was brought to an end with words of prayers to God for the success and words of appreciation to INT facilitators for the outpouring of their knowledge and impact on the students