The School of Postgraduate Studies is organizing an orientation programme for all fresh postgraduate students admitted in the 2020/2021 academic session into departments in both Nsukka and Enugu Campuses of the University.


This is in line with the vision of the current University Administration to reposition the postgraduate programmes for global competitiveness through timeliness, excellence and ethical conduct. The orientation programme is a proactive enlightenment effort to acquaint the students with necessary procedures and regulations and motivate them onto high level performances that will minimize cases of delayed graduation, failures and other mistakes that could arise from ignorance.



Day 1:             Tuesday 22nd February, 2022 – Orientation at Departments and Faculties

At the Department

9.00am  – 9.05am        :           Opening Prayer

9.05am – 9.25am         :           Address by the Head of Department

9.25am – 9.40am         :           Address by the Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator

9.40am – 10.00am       :           Address by a Senior Academic in the Department

10.00am – 10.20am     :           Questions/Answers/Responses from the Students

10.20am – 10.25am     :           Closing Prayer

10.25am – 11.30am     :           Tour of the Departmental Teaching/Research Facilities

At the Faculty

2.00pm – 2.05pm        :           Opening Prayer

2.05pm – 2.20pm        :           Address by the Dean of Faculty

2.20pm – 2.45pm        :           Address by the Faculty Rep. to SPGS Board

2.45pm – 3.00pm        :           Address by the Immediate past Dean or another Senior Academic in the Faculty

3.00pm – 3.20pm        :           Questions/Answers/Responses from the Students

3.20pm – 3.25pm        :           Closing Prayer

3.25pm – 4.00pm        :           Tour of Faculty Research Facilities/Library

Day 2: Wednesday 23rd February, 2022 – General Online Orientation at ICT Conference Room

10.00am – 10.05am     :           Opening Prayer

10.05am – 10.20am     :           Address by the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies

10.20am – 10.40am     :           Address by the Vice Chancellor and declaration of the orientation programme open

10.40am – 11.00am     :           Address by the School Secretary/Deputy Registrar: ‘Issues on the revised postgraduate

regulations and timetable’

11.00am – 12.00pm    :           Keynote address by Prof. J. I. Ihedioha: ‘Towards a Sustainable Research-Focused and

Globally Competitive Postgraduate Study in the University of Nigeria’

12.00am – 12.20am     :           Practical Guide to Enterpreneurial Skills by Prof. (Mrs) A. B. C.


12.20pm – 12.40pm    :           Talk by the University Librarian (Dr. (Mrs) Promise Ilo): ‘Optimal use of library

resources in modern research’

12.40pm – 01.00pm    :           Talk by the Director, ICT (Mr. Paul Oranu): ‘ICT tools available on campus for

postgraduate study and research’

01.00pm – 01.20pm    :            Talk by Dean, Student Affairs (Prof. Edwin Omeje): ‘The role of Student Affairs

Department in postgraduate student welfare: challenges and progresses

01.20pm – 01.40pm    :            Talk by Prof. James E. Nweke Conable on Mentorship

01.40pm – 02.00pm    :           Speech by PG Hall Governor (Nsukka Campus): ‘Facilities and Students Relation in the

Postgraduate Hostel’

02.00pm – 02.05pm    :           Questions/Reactions from the Students

02.05pm – 02.10pm     :               Closing Prayer


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Professor R. C. Ezeokonkwo

Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies