Expectations from teenagers!

In the highly challenging and competitive world of the 21st century, our youth also feel the pressure of not only meeting the expectations they set for themselves, but also those set by their parents. This of course creates confusion and dilemma at times.

In a bid to give our students a platform to express themselves, there was a panel discussion entitled, Expectations from Teenagers, organised and anchored by the students of OTC on the 27th of January, 2016. Sodia Yusuf Ayomide was quite adept as he anchored the event, reeling out various thought-provoking questions and issues to the panelists made up of students drawn from different streams of the college. The students were:

  • Ekpenyong Joy Insa
  • Umossoh-Ime Lilian Ayomiposi
  • Ibeabuchi Chigozirim Adanna
  • Njoku ¬†Chiagoziem Ikechi
  • Nwofe Anulika Nnenne
  • Onigbanjo Mowalolaoluwa.

In a relaxed atmosphere, the students were quite frank, as they expressed their frustrations in trying to meet the high standards set by parents and teachers. They however appreciated the concern and worry of these set of people in trying to make them better people. The Vice-Principal of the college, Mrs.Tony-Ubah, who was in attendance also brought a balance to the discourse in that, as much as teenagers should explore being themselves positively, they must also do it within the ambit of accepted morality and societal norms.