ORIENTATION WEEK: THE FRESHMEN JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

ORIENTATION WEEK: THE FRESHMEN JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

The week-long orientation started on Monday, 14th of January, 2019, at the Power of Faith Building.

The event was declared open by the President and Co-Founder of the University, Dr. Cecilia Ibru who spoke on the mission and vision of the university.

The president stated that the mission of the university is to guarantee poverty alleviation, spur empowerment and churn out excellent graduates . The president spoke about the importance of empowerment.

The opening address was delivered by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyinka Fuwape. She spoke on the laws, academic and master plan of the university. The goal of the university is to be among the best in the world in research, development and technology. She admonished the students to pray always as if everything depends on God and work always as if they have never worked before.


Vice Chancellor Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape delivering her opening speech

Prof. Ibiyinka Fuwape charged students to make the best use of their time on campus. “As students of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, you have a lifetime opportunity of fulfilling your destiny; I want to encourage you not to waste it. Your parents, guardian and sponsors are barely paying your way through this institution. They are not just buying you a meal ticket. They together with us are empowering you for life.” She said.


Professor Dabor speaking on the benefit of university education

Day two kicked off with the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Leslie Dabor and the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Olowoyo Banji, who spoke on the benefits of university education as a foundation of an enjoyable career. Prof. Dabor spoke on entrepreneurship and skills acquisition. Soon after, the University Librarian, Mr. Isaac Anyira spoke on the library. He noted that the library is the life wire of academics. He encouraged the students to take advantage of the numerous resources in the Rode Cecil Library to learn and research.

The University librarian Mr Isaac Anyira

Wednesday,  16th of January 2019, was another eventful day as the students engaged with the guest speaker of the day, Dr. Charles Apoki, who spoke on the topic “GOD FACTOR AND YOUR SUCCESS AS A STUDENT”.  Students were warned on the effect of drugs, sexual pervasiveness and cultism. Dr. Apoki emphasized the need to pray and fellowship with God to ensure success.

Students engrossed during the lecture on drug abuse

On the fourth day, The Head of Quality Assurance Department, Dr. Peter Ishola spoke on examination misconduct and sanctions. He warned that students involved in actions that prejudice the integrity and sanctity of the university examinations shall be considered punishable by appropriate disciplinary actions.

Dr Peter Ishola speaking on examination misconduct and sanctions

The Head of Purchasing, Mrs. Etu Chioma spoke on the food available on campus and dress code that is acceptable in the university. The Head of the University Health Centre, Dr.Uche spoke on the Health Centre, its facilities as well as the effect of drug addiction and HIV/AIDS.

Mrs Etu Chioma speaking on food availability and acceptable dress code on campus

Admissions Officer, Mrs. Kike Opatayo spoke on the cleanliness. She emphasized the clean culture of the university environment and encouraged students to imbibe the culture of keeping their bodies and surroundings clean at all time.

On Friday, the last day, the University Facility Manager, Mr. Ken Ayogu gave the new students a tour of the university facilities, he told them to ensure that they report any issue to the facility department.

The highlight of the finale was a talent show between male and female students. Everyone was on their feet as the freshmen sang melodiously.

The event came to an end as the Registrar represented by Mr. Christopher Oshiokhue gave the closing remarks.

It was an exciting, educating and refreshing week for our freshmen who had a better perspective of what they intend to achieve for the next four years.

MICHAEL AND CECILIA IBRU UNIVERSITY

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Agbarha – Otor
Ughelli North
Delta State
Nigeria

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