The MCIU Students’ Week was an interesting time for the University, particularly the students. With all the numerous activities packed into a single week, it was hard for anyone to get left out.
The students’ week activity was put together by the University Management, the students and the Dean of Students Affairs Dr. Banji Olowoyo. The seven day event was well laid out and included; academics, sports, entertainment, creativity, and lots more. The week started on Monday, 10th of June with Praise, Prayer, and Drama at the Power of Faith Building Michael and Cecilia Ibru University.
While speaking with students before the next event, you could feel the sparkly excitement. Oghenede Gift, student leader, said “we have been planning this for quite a while, it is very important to us that we have extracurricular activities in the university, the week has started already and today’s praise and drama is nothing compared to what we have planned for tomorrow”.
One would say Tuesday embraced creativity in the old school way, student made grand creative presentations dressed in 90’s outfit. Their presentation included; A library Management System using Java as presented by Ilugo Leonard, is designed to help run the University’s Library in a more efficient way, Graphic Design by Nnaye Godwin, Photography by Okoro Oyins, Pencil sketch of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ibiyinka Fuwape by Isaiah Samson and a host of others.
“While we intend to have fun during our week, we have also created a medium to learn, Dr. Akpoki would be here to give a brief lecture and I urge the staff and students to attend” said the student leader. The lecture which was slated for 13th June started at 10 am, Dr. Akpoki in his lecture ‘Sex Education and Academic Excellence’ explained the importance of academic excellence, and how to prepare for excellence.
“ I understand your generation see education a scam, it is without saying that education has taken me across the globe and it can do much more for you, only if you put in time and effort to develop yourself” he said. Some Faculty and staff members including the Registrar Dr. T.N Kolo were present for the lecture.
The cultural day displayed the diversity of tribes and culture in the University. It started with a cooking competition amongst the female students, with faculty and staff members as judges. The tribes included; Urhobo, Ijaw, Igbo, Yoruba, Efik showcased their culture through dance, drama, and attires.
With the week coming to an end, students held their Dinner/Award Night in a formal style, the dinner featured music, dance and a lot of comedy. While making a joke, student comedian, MC Andy said “I am happy we got to do this, for the finalists we know what went into planning and approval of the student week, it goes without saying thanks to all faculty and staff member for making it possible.