The National – Wednesday, February 16, 2011
FIRST year students at the University of Technology were yesterday reminded to make the most of the study opportunity.
Businessman and guest speaker at Unitech’s orientation programme, Allan Bird, told more than 700 new students quit bad habits including alcohol and drug abuse, and concentrate on their studies.
He said the country was on the verge of economic greatness with a number of important resource developments in progress, and they must be part of these.
Bird said positive change did not come by through student protests and violence but through hard work.
He told students of his own life, where he said he had to work hard to get to where he is today.
“Where I am and what I do today is the sum of all the decisions I made in the past. You have to plan your future and not depend on luck,” he told the students.
Bird also urged them to strive for success by following the principle of “RICH”, acronym expressed as “ Rich and Resourcefulness, Integrity, Christ-likeness and Honesty and Hard work”.