BY MOHAMMED I. A.
The Programme started with a welcoming speech by the Provost Dr. Suleiman Abdullahi Muhammad, who congratulated the students for getting admitted into the college and then gave a brief overview of the College, its history, and its goals. He also spoke about the importance of discipline and hard work in achieving success in their studies.
Following the Provost’s speech, the Registrar introduced the speakers to the students followed by a series of talks by special guests. The guests included representatives from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mrs. Adaeze Aseyebu Eruma(Staff Officer DDRD), and the A. R. Auta (Chief Superintendent Commander) Road Safety Corps Keffi Command, The NDLEA representative spoke on the dangers of drugs abuse and the importance of staying drug-free. The Road Safety Corps representative spoke about road safety and the importance of following traffic rules. The orientation programme was a valuable opportunity for students to learn about the College and its expectations, as well as the dangers of drug abuse, road accidents, and counterfeit drugs.
The Director Academic planning spoke about the importance of being current in all aspects of their academic learning and also introduced all the schools and their Deans respectively. He also elaborated on the requirements for admission through JAMB were he stated the courses needed to be registered to enable successful admission. He stressed on the required grades for admission. The Deputy Director Academic planning Mrs. Khadijat Jibril spoke about being regular at every point of duty and advised the students to take industrial work seriously as it is an important aspect of their education.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the orientation programme:
- Discipline and hard work are essential for success in your studies.
- The College has a strong commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for students.
- The College has a zero-tolerance policy for drug abuse.
- The College has a strong commitment to road safety.
- The College is committed to ensuring that students only use safe and effective drugs.
The event became more interesting when the floor was given to the students to ask questions where many students asked important questions about drug abuse, road safety and other related issues.
The Deputy Provost closed the event by appreciating the invited guests, the Management and the students for a successful event and also advised the students to not over stress themselves by taking drugs to stay awake. She stressed importance of resting and studying at the right time. She thanked the organizers of the events and bid everyone farewell at about 1.15pm.
We would like to thank the Provost, Dr. Suleiman Abdullahi Muhammad, and the entire staff of Nasarawa State College of Health Science and Technology Keffi for organizing such a comprehensive and informative orientation programme. I would also like to thank the special guests who spoke at the event for sharing their valuable insights with the students.
We are confident that the students who attended the orientation programme will be well-prepared for their studies at the College. We wish them all the best in their academic endeavors.