As the second semester exams draws closer, activities at the Pan African Institute for Development-West Africa Buea (PAID-WA), gradually comes to an end. Students at this stage are aware of the importance of effective studies and the dangers of missing classes. Countless issues affect how well students perform in school, but among them are how the students themselves approach their work and learning. However, there are common traits that typically appear in good students regardless of their nature or additional qualities. But the questions on most minds is who therefore is a good student? Selected students on Campus expressed diverse opinions on what makes a good student. According to them, a good student is somebody who always attends classes, pays attention when its lectures, reads often and collaborates with others. A good student is one that works their hardest and has the burning desire to learn and probably also participates in class.
Some lecturers expressed a similar opinion on what makes a good student. They stressed on the point that a good student is a person who aspires to be great and does everything possible to achieve this ambition. Be respectful, listen, studies and learns to take proper notes and is honest. Habitually most students who top their classes are very organized and time conscious.
It is often said that successful students are a mirror image of their lecturers. PAID-WA who over the years have recorded outstanding students, always ensures that the management brings in the very best of the best lecturers to train its students. PAID-WA administration encourages its staff to strive for the highest standards and build on these qualities of her students. As Gandhi famously thought “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”, an educated person is an asset for any country, thus PAID-WA students are encouraged to treat their studies with utmost priority.