- April 06, 2023
UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES UMUAGWO HOLDS ORIENTATION FOR NEW ENTRANTS
The University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo, Imo State on the 6th of April held her Orientation Program for the new students ahead of their matriculation slated to hold on the 14th of April, 2023. The All important Orientation Program seminars featured important facilitators from all major departments of the University.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. C.C.Eze in his opening remarks implored the students to listen attentively to to the Resource Persons and gain relevant values and guide that would assist them understand the environment and what they have come to do in UAES. He told them, that about 40 years ago, he was sitted the way they were sitting and he believes they would also one day be proud graduates and successful people in the society.
The first talk was taken by the Deputy Registrar of the University, Dr. Emmanuel E. Uzodinma who spoke on the functions of the registry department.
In his lively speech, he introduced the Registry as the administrative hub whose role cut across administration, documentation , record keeping and other functions.
The University's Bursar, Mr. Robert Anikputa spoke on the Bursary services . He led the students through the due process of paying their tuition and all accumulated fees. He admonished them not to pay any fee into a personal account of any staff. Another Resource Person, the Director for Academic Planning, Prof. Vivien Iwueke tutored the new students on managing and understanding credit units/campus ethics. Prof. Iwueke gave a detailed presentation on how the course credits are accumulated, calculated and maintained from the first semester to the very last. She encouraged students to begin their journey to success from the very first semester as that was the only way to assure success.
The Orientation Workshop continued with a lesson from the University Librarian, Prof. Chidi Nwosu guided the students on the essence of reading, research and use of library facilities at their disposal.
She encouraged the students to study broadly and make good use of the resources at the library to improve their academic performance. In her speech, she reckoned the Igbo language translation of the word "University" as " ma ha dum" which if simplified means to know it all.
Earlier, the University's Chief Security Officer, Lt. Col(rtd) Dr. Isiguzo seized the occasion to warn the students against the dangers of cultistism and other social vices that poses serious security threats on campus. The ex-military staff took his time to advice students to shun involving themselves in cladestine activities for security purposes.
He advised them not to walk alone around campus especially at night . He also advised them not to join any group they are forced to, instead they should report to the security system.
Health tips were also taught by the Director of Medical Centre, Dr. Magnus Ogaraku who spoke to the students on the use of the medical centre. He took time to detail the importance of reporting ill health to the clinic for records keeping and proper medical care . He said provision has been made to attend to students when ill.
Presentations were also made by the Acting Director of ICT, Dr. Leo Orji and Dr. Jude Iwuoha, the Coordinator of Student Affairs on other aspects of campus life and communication skills.
The programme was anchored by a Principal Assistant Registrar, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, while the vote of thanks were said by the obviously elated students.