Professor Sudhakar Kota, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, has urged new students of the institution to develop and maintain an appetite of excellence which the university is known for, as they embark on their various field of study into the 2020/2021 academic session. He made this remark on Tuesday, 17th October 2020 during the ‘New students’ orientation’ ceremony of the university, which kicked off the new academic session.
Prof. Kota who delivered a message titled “knowledge skills and value-based education” added that new students of the university must dare to show excellence in all their academic and non-academic activities, adding that the university has put in place all the facilities for the students to become an asset to the community. He enumerated some of the opportunities for obtaining certification, relevant to the students’ journey in the university that will propel them not only for job pursuit but to be able to start their respective businesses.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, “As a newcomer to Skyline University Nigeria, you will undergo certain programmes and training that is part of the bearing of the university core values aimed at developing the students' capacities. He added that in doing so, the student is fully developed to contribute not only in personal life but in Nation building.
The event featured active participation by the returning students of the university. Ms. Nihat Mustapher, a 200 level student of the Department of Micro Biology anchored the programme. Ms. Aisha Zanna, a 300 level student of Mass Communication and the University's Students’ Ambassador, spoke about ‘inclusion’. Aisha who likened the story of her sojourn in Skyline University Nigeria to that of every fresher, stated that the university has become a second home to her. “I started as a normal student but realized that Skyline has a lot more to offer than just academics. As a prestigious institution, we believe in the inclusion of all student in what this university has to offer.
The event was attended by various Heads of Departments who shed more light on the function of their respective departments and information that would greatly help students to understand how they should conduct themselves during their stay in the university.
Presenters at the 'New Students Orientation' included Mr. Firoj Kumar Rauta, the Registrar; Ms. Sarada Maganti, the Director of Academic Support Services; Mr. Kabiru Danladi Garba, the Head Librarian; Mr. Ahmed Bello, the Head of Marketing; Mr. Nazim Islam, the Head of Students’ Service; Ms. Nafisa Inuwa, Representing the Corporate Affairs Department, Mr. Musa Mohammed, the Head of Sports and Mr. Hassan Nanven the Chief Security Officer of the university.
The orientation ceremony ended with enthusiasm from the newly admitted students.