A prolific writer and erudite scholar, Abdur-Rauf Bn Sa’eed has advised students to read beyond their academics in order to increase their intellectual prowess.
The author made this statement at the second edition of the Book Reading organised by the Fountain Book Club held at the Fountain University premises in Osogbo, recently.
Mr Saeed, popularly known as Abu Mazeedatil Khayr, was discussing the book “Bride of Satan” written by him.
He enjoined the students to go the extra mile in knowing something about everything and everything about something.
“It is highly essential for learned students to read something out of everything. Exploring books that is beyond their class limit will not only make them conversant but also make them exceptional amidst their colleagues.
“As far as education is concerned, students should not only focus on their fields of study but explore other educational materials that could be beneficial to them,” he said.
While lamenting that youths of this generation are reluctant to seek knowledge in every opportunity that comes their way, the author charged the students to read and never gets tired of reading.
Sequel to that, he highlighted four conditions to be a better writer and a renowned author. One of the conditions is to use their time effectively and refrain from frivolous activities.
“For you to be a good writer, you must conduct research to obtain factual information and authentic details. A writer must be ready to be praised and criticised,’’ he added.
In his good message to the students, the Fountain University Book Club staff adviser, Mr Rasheed Adebiyi enjoined the students to be actively involved in any academic programme and life-long beneficial events that would impact upon their lives positively.
The event featured reading from the book under review, a chit-chat with the author, a photograph and autograph sessions.