Students have again been called upon to be role models worthy of emulation. This call was given by the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS at an occasion marking the 2015/2016 Orientation ceremony for new Sandwich students.
The Vice-Chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Charles Esimone in his remark stressed that the orientation exercise is geared towards acquainting the new students of the University’s activities as well as to familiarize them with the basic academic rules and regulations of the University. He assured the students of a conducive stay in the University adding that the University will do all in its powers in ensuring that best academic practices are followed. He also challenged them to be best of teachers and students in all ramifications.
While dweling on Academic Regulations during the orientation exercise, Prof. Esimone emphasized that there are basic regulations that guide academics in the University. He reminded the students that lecture attendance, registration of courses amongst others are factors that qualifies a student for an examination in the University.
In the same view, the University Registrar Dr. I. H. Isidienu shed more lights on the University’s Administration and organogram as well as channels of communication in the University which, he said, must be respected.
The Director, Sandwich, Prof. Ogo T. Ibeneme in his address expressed gratitude to the University Vice-Chancellor for his continuous support to the Sandwich programme. He congratulated the students for the admission offered, and apologized to the students for having to take lectures at the secondary school and the inconveniences it might have caused them.
Prof. Ibeneme while presenting the new students to the Vice-Chancellor prayed God to give them the strength to study and graduate properly.
Other Officers who spoke during the orientation exercise include the representative of the Bursar, the University Librarian, Ag. Chief Medical Director amongst others.
Also present at the orientation exercise were staff of the Sandwich Programme.