The University Academic Regulation has been described as a guide for students. This was stated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Charles O. Esimone during the orientation of the new students of the Continuing Education Programme (CEP) at the University auditorium recently.
In his opening remark, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS who was represented by the DVC (Acad.) congratulated the students for coming to improve themselves academically and wished them all the best. He urged them to be of good behaviour so as to graduate with good grades in future. He prayed God to guide and protect them all throughout their stay in the University.
Earlier, the Director of Continuing Education Programme, Prof. Ada-Sam Omenyi, welcomed the freshers into the University of the All Times (UNIZIK). She advised them to be mindful of their studies, so as to make the University proud in the future. She also encouraged them to always be obedient to their lecturers.
The DVC (Acad.), Prof. Charles O. Esimone intimated the students on the Academic Regulation which has five (5) crucial sections namely; General Regulations, Admission, Registration of Students, Guideline on Course Credit System and Examinations. He concluded by saying that, for one to be a bonafide student, he/she must have accepted the admission, paid the school fees and registered. He admonished them not to engage in examination misconduct of any sort, for such might attract suspension or expulsion.
Speaking also, the Registrar, Dr. I.H. Isidienu, hinted the students on the Administrative issues and Channels of communication in the University. The University, he said, is an organizational structure which has its own mode of operations.
The Acting Bursar, Mrs. Ebele Ojukwu who was represented by Mr. Anene, gave the students guidelines on the procedure for payment of school fees and other fees in the University. The Librarian, Rev. Prof. Obiorah Nwosu, represented by Sir Emma Onwuka, enumerated the importance and the use of the library. He said that the library is the hub of academic activities in the University and urged the students to always make use of the library as this will aid them in research and learning.
The Dean of Students Affairs, Dr. Stan Udedi emphasized on good behaviour as bedrock for excellence in life. The Ag. Director of Medical Centre, Dr. Patrick Ezeno, spoke on the importance of healthy living. He encouraged them to enroll in the National Health Insurance Scheme for students. The Ag. Chief Security Officer, Mr. Lawrence Okeke also gave the students tips on security measures.
In his vote of thanks, the Deputy Director of CEP, Engr. Jones Okeke thanked all for coming to grace the occasion with their presence and prayed God to bless them abundantly. He said that students have been filled with valid information that will guide them all through their stay in the University.