I will have an opportunity to speak to graduating class of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) students. This is my first ever convocation guest lecture. I do watch Obama, Bill Gates, etc do this ritual yearly. On Dec 6, I will have the opportunity before some of Nigeria’s finest.
To our Vice Chancellor (Prof Eze), the Governing Council, the Senate, the Committee of Deans, our Professors, the leaders of our alumni association, the FUTO alumni anywhere, and the very best – current FUTO students, I am truly honoured. Selecting who speaks to graduating students is an academic ritual, and to be invited to mount that podium is a moment.
People, I have a question: what do I tell these young people?
If possible, email or share below. I desire to deliver a speech that would inspire them for years!