The management of Skyline University Nigeria organized a one-day orientation exercise for new students that have been admitted during the spring intake, 2022-2023AY. The process is to acquaint students with the necessary guidelines and policies that would support their fruitful stay at the university.
Welcoming the students, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria alongside the Registrar, Deans of Departments, HODs and other heads of Student Support Services charged the new students on how they can harness the richly endowed institution to become successful.
In his remarks, Prof. Ajith Kumar V.V. explained the orientation exercise as an important tool to guide the students as they step into another phase of learning in their lives. His presentation navigated around the history of Skyline University Sharjah which led to the birth of Skyline University Nigeria.
He congratulated the students for choosing Skyline University Nigeria to study their respective career choices. In his kind words to the students, “Your parents have invested so much in you. Make it worthy”. He then encouraged the new students to maximize the enormous opportunities made available by the university so that they can able to give back to their communities after gaining knowledge and developing their characters.
Prof. Ajith also indulged students in time management as it is essentially significant for their careers and beyond. He said, “College life is the best life you can have with thousands of opportunities to network, participate in competitions and cull leadership skills needed in this century”.
Speaking during the exercise, the Registrar of SUN Mr Haruna Aliyu presented the several academic and administrative services available in the university. He encouraged students to attend lectures to ensure their eligibility for exams as only 75% of attendance qualifies students and the importance of the institution’s Learning Management System |(LMS). Mr Aliyu charged students to abide by the school policies on acts such as drug abuse and the use of mobile phones during lectures.
In their various remarks, the Deans and HODs encouraged students to make themselves a part of the institution’s process. Skills, values and knowledge are the core principles that dominated their presentations. They advised students to be good ambassadors of SUN and be part of extra-curricular learning processes.
As part of the orientation process, representatives of the management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the Library, the School of Continuing Learning (CCL), and Corporate Affairs, the Chief Security Officers (CSO) made engaging conversations on policies that can guide can students’ stay on SUN campus.
The students were captivated by the experiences shared by the current Student’s Representative Council’s president, Haruna Baffa. Then, they proceeded to collect books and campus tour around the vibrant environment of SUN campus.