By Adejumo Kabir
Student’ Union Welfare Committee, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife has rolled out health management tips to the students of the institution as examination is fast approaching.
The committee said the health of the students remained its top priority as the forthcoming examination is absolutely dependent on the physical and mental health of students.
According to the release made available to our reporter by the committee, students are advised to avoid water logs within the rooms and at the corridors in order not to give breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other harmful agents.
The release of the committee reads “the following are important measures to achieving optimum health at this crucial period:
“Bedspaces should be kept orderly and neat always to avoid stuffiness, and prevent harbouring harmful insects and bugs. Do not keep used laundries, as well as used pots and plates around sitting or sleeping area.”
“Water logs within the room and at corridors are breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other harmful agents. Proper use of insecticide -treated nets will reduce incidence of malaria attack.
“Apart from the fact that Regular feeding pattern prevent Peptic ulcer disease, it also helps quick assimilation as glucose is greatly needed by the brain. Please ensure at least 3 squared meal per day. There should be adequate intake of water of about 5 litres in 24 hours. This prevents dehydration and exhaustion. Use of Stimulants such as Caffeine, heroine, and other drugs is not advised. Intake of these substances can alter brain function, as well as lead to serious addiction.
“As much as there is a need for thorough study during examination period, it is essential that we understand the importance of sleep in effective Study life. Sleep helps to put the active centres of the brain to rest, thereby aiding proper function of the areas of the brain responsible for cohesion and retention. Adequate sleep is rated at about 7 hours within 24 hours.”
The committee also reiterated that they are committed to advocating for better health and medical services.
“We are still meeting with the adequate departments on our demands on the state of the health centre.”