By Archibong Jeremiah
Students’ Union leaders in Cross River State College of Education Akamkpa (CRSCOEA) have been encouraged to join in curbing all forms of wrong doings existing in their campus as well aslearn how to be better leaders.
The charge was given by Victoria Ene-Okon, Esq. a lawyer with Basic Rights Counsel Calabar during a one day capacity building training and interaction held recently in the College compound.
Victoria, who spoke on “Leading a Revolution”, defined revolution as the process by which uncommon changes are strived for, at all cost and in most cases are actualized, adding that, “You are a leader when you take up responsibilities, initiative, being able to make people respond to your passion and give you their trust”.
Reminding them of the qualities of leadership she asserted that, “To be a good leader you must have good decision making and listening skills, be transparent and honest, very organized, good time manager, good communication skills, positive minded, patient, creative…”.
According to her, the opportunity the students have now as Students Union leaders is a stepping stone to larger societal roles of responsibilities which can make or mare them. “While leading, remember that posterity is watching and we shall be adequately rewarded for our deeds”, she added.
While urging them to be good leaders who strive to ameliorate the plight of their followers, she also discouraged them from employing negative means in striving to achieve their goals.
The event featured a discussion session where the Union leaders shared some of their burning challenges.
Some of the participants who spoke to our reporter commended the lawyer for what one called words of encouragement. While others said the session is an eye opener.
The Union leaders that participated cut across Students Union Government executives, Judiciary and Legislature, National Association of Cross River State Students executives, members of Nigeria Union of Campus Journalists, Faculty and Departmental executives.
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