ORIENTATION REPORT

SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ADMITTED IN 2016/2017 SESSION

 

Preamble

In pursuit of the vision of the current University Administration to reposition it Postgraduate Programme for global competitiveness, the School of Postgraduate Studies considers it needful and pertinent to organize orientation programme for 2016/2017 intakes. This will be a proactive enlightenment effort that will spur Postgraduate Student to operate at expected high levels and minimize cases of delays in graduation failures and mistakes that could arise from ignorance.

 

Programme of the Orientation 15th and 16th May, 2017

The orientation was held at the departmental and faculty levels on the 15th May, 2017 and at the University level on the 16th May, 2017.

The activities at the University level started at 10.00am and hasted till 3.35pm. The Orientation Programme was well attended by our Postgraduate Students from Nsukka and Enugu Campuses, the turnout was encouraging and the hall was filled to the brim.

The first address was read by the Dean, School of postgraduate Studies, followed by that of the Vice Chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), who declared the programme open at the close of his address. Other addresses include:

  • The keynote lecture was delivered by Professor Clifford Odimegwu, a visiting Professor from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Mr. T. Ugwueze, the Secretary to the School of Postgraduate Studies, handled the talk on issues on the Postgraduate Regulations and Timetable of events.
  • Entrepreneurial Package was presented by Prof (Mrs.) Stella Madueme, Head Department of Economics.
  • The Dean of Students Affairs address the student on what to do to be comfortable while in the students hall or residence
  • The University Librarian gave her talk on the available services in the library and the benefits of the facilities provided for them.
  • The Director of SERVICOM dealt with service delivery and the demand for service as of right to the students.
  • The Director, Publication and Strategic Contact, dwelled on the ethnics of service delivery. He emphasized that the students are now on track in receiving the right treatment from their teachers and academics supervisors. Mention was made of the Globethics Geneva’s Workshop for Academic Supervisor/Teachers in the University, Organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies in April 2017.
  • The ICT Director gave his talk on the use of ICT in academic registration and allocation of Registration Numbers, Identity Cards and Hostel Bed Spaces, which according to him does not require any intermediary, since the services were delivered on first come, first served.
  • The Hall, warden of Odili Hall gave her talk on the Services delivered by the Postgraduate Students Hostels, and raised critical issues on the use of proper channels of communication in routing their problems to the Dean, of students, the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, the Security Department or to any other arm of the University for such problems to be addressed.
  • The Hall Governor (Nsukka Campus) tabled before the University Administration a package of their problems and thanked the Vice-Chancellor and his team for the able way they have been handling problems of road and landscaping including construction of more buildings in the University. He rested his case by requesting the University Administration to lift the ban of the Postgraduate Students’ Union.

 

 

Question/Reactions from the Students

Many relevant questions were asked, some reactions recorded. The Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies was able to answer all the questions posed to her and finally promised to take up other issues raised, with University Administration. The Orientation Programme was concluded with tour of the Library.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. J. C. Ogbonna tacked all the administration – related questions while the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies answered the rest.

 

Students Attendance at the Orientation

 

Over three thousand (3,000) Postgraduate students attended the orientation, out of which about two thousand (2,000) were new students. The new students that registered were about one thousand four hundred (1,400). The breakdown is shown below:

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

2016/2017 POST GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

 

 

SN FACULTY DEPARTMENT NO IN ATTENDANCE
1 AGRIC AGRIC ECONS 15
AGRIC EXTENSION 6
ANIMAL SCIENCE 2
CROP SCIENCE 6
FOOD SC. TEC. 16
H.S.N.D 24
SOIL SCIENCE 5
TOTAL 74
2 ARTS ARCHAEOLOGY 7
ENG & LIT. STUDY 43
FINE & APPLIED ARTS 13
FOREIGN LANG & LIT STU. 7
HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL STU. 10
LINGUISTICS, IGBO & OTHER NIG. LANG. 24
MASS COMMUNICATION 30
THEATRE ARTS AND FILM STUDIES 29
MUSIC 13
TOTAL 176
3 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES BIOCHEMISTRY 47
MICROBIOLOGY 29
PLANT SC. & BIOTECH. 12
ZOOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 20
TOTAL 108
4 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTANCY 2
MANAGEMENT 19
TOTAL 21
5 EDUCATION ART EDUCATION 23
ADULT EDUCATION 27
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION 60
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 37
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SC. 22
SOCIAL SC. EDUCATION 56
SCIENCE EDUCATION 40
TOTAL 265
6 ENGINEERING AGRIC. & BIO-RESOURCES ENG. 7
CIVIL ENGINEERING 36
ELECTRIC ENGINEERING 17
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 16
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING 15
TOTAL 91
7 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ARCHITECTURE 49
SURVEY & GEOINFORMATICS 2
URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING 3
TOTAL 54
8 HEALTH SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY HEALTH  ADM. & MGT 11
MEDICAL REHABILITATION 7
MEDICAL LABORATORY 3
NURSING SCIENCES 38
RADIOGRAPHY & RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2
TOTAL 61
9 LAW PUBLIC & PRIVATE 2
TOTAL 2
10 BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES ANATOMY 10
PHYSIOLOGY 12
BIOCHEMISTRY 3
TOTAL 25
11 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES PHARM. TECH. & INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY 1
PHARMACEUTICS 3
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY 8
PHARMACOGNOSY 3
CLINICAL & PHARM. MGT. 8
PHARM. MICROBIOLOGY/BIOTECH. 4
PHARM. CHEMISTRY 2
TOTAL 29
12 PHYSICAL SCIENCES COMPUTER SCIENCES 13
GEOLOGY 2
MATHEMATICS 6
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY 20
PURE & INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY 13
STATISTICS 13
TOTAL 67
13 SOCIAL SCIENCES ECONOMICS 57
GEOGRAPHY 23
PHILOSOPHY 12
POLITICAL SCIENCES 66
PSYCHOLOGY 24
PALG 59
RELIGION 15
SOCIAL WORK 13
SOCIOLOGY 18
TOTAL 287
14 VETERINARY MEDICINE VET ANIMAL HEALTH & PRODUCTION 3
VET. MEDICINE 4
VET. PARASITOLOGY & ENTOMOLOGY 3
VET. PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY 9
VET. PHYSIOLOGY & PHARMACOLOGY 5
VET. SURGERY 4
VET. PUBLIC HEALTH 2
TOTAL 29
15 V.T.E BUSINESS EDUCATION 22
AGRIC & BIORES. EDUCATION 10
COMPUTER EDUCATION 16
ENTREPRENEURSHIP  EDUCATION 1
HOME ECONOMIC EDUCATION 20
INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL 27
TOTAL 96
16 INSTITUTES

 

MARITIME STUDIES 6
CEMAC 7
AFRICAN STUDIES 7
PEACE & CONFLICT 7
TOTAL 14
GRANT TOTAL  1399

 

 

PICTURE GRID

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DEAN’S ORIENTATION ADDRESS

Address by the Vice-chancellor_SPGS Orientation 2017 ikenna

 

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