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Freshmen urged to Make Better Choices towards their Academics, Well-Being

May 27, 2022 | Author | 0 Comments

Freshmen urged to Make Better Choices towards their Academics, Well-Being 

Chrisland University’s 2021/2022 new intakes have been urged to make better choices towards their academics and well-being in order to have an outstanding lifestyle on campus.

The charge was made at the University Auditorium during a two-day Orientation programme organized for freshmen to introduce them to both the academic and social aspects of the institution as they transition from high school.

In his address, the University Medical Officer, Dr. Bukunmi Ojelowo noted that healthy behaviors such as practicing healthy lifestyles, eating balanced diet, exercising, getting quality sleep are associated with academic achievement.

In his words “Make sure you sleep at least 8hrs per day to be able to work effectively. Eat before going to classes in the morning to avoid complications. Eat balance diet and limit the intake of junks and carbonated drinks.”

He further explained that drinking enough water every day is essential for the health, adding that carbonated drinks are a risk factor of cardiovascular diseases.

In similar vein, Dr. Bilikis Folarin urged the new students to keep personal hygiene on daily basis to prevent illness and infections from bacteria, germs or dirt.

“Keep short nails, and make sure your nails are kept clean. Personal hygiene is not only related to good health but also spirituality because cleanliness is next to godliness. Bath at least two times daily, and wash your hands after using the toilet.”

In his remark, the Registrar, Mr. Samuel Omotoso admonished the students to take seriously the information being disseminated at the orientation, noting that the orientation programme is a formal activity to explain the function and running of the University system. 

While calling the awareness of the students to the importance of being familiar with the structure and hierarchy in University system, he expounded that visitor is the number person, followed by the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, the Bursar, the University Librarian, the Deans and Directors, and  the Head of Departments/Units. 

Mr. Omotoso also issued a stern warning to the freshmen regarding attitudes, behaviors, gatherings that would put them in trouble, adding that they must follow the basic rules which are unavoidable such wearing of identity cards, etc.  

Also speaking on the relevance of the orientation programme, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola, ably represented by the Dean, college of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Prof. Temidayo Akinbobola charged the students to be determined in the pursuit of academic excellence.

While speaking on learning styles for excellent academic performances, the Ag. Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Mercy Agumadu urged the new intakes to start envisioning who they want to become in the next four to six years.

“Begin to see the end of the journey. This is one of the things that will launch you into excellence. Be organized and schedule your day to day activities. Discover your own learning styles and don’t try to be like others. Learn to rest and sleep, your body needs it.”

She also admonished the students to shun examination malpractices or any other antisocial behaviors adding that the Institution will not hesitate to sanction any student whose behaviour and conduct runs contrary to laid down rules and regulations.

Also speaking on the use of library, the Assistant Librarian, Miss Ifedamola Olaniyi described library as a place where written, printed, graphics and visual materials are gathered and well organized using standard rules and maintained for reading, studying and consultation by users.

She explained that library is to provide users with information services that can help them in their research and study, and to acquire information materials that can meet various needs of their users.

While listing the rules and regulations in the Library, she noted that the rules and regulation are meant to promote the judicious and fair use of Library materials for the mutual benefit of the University community.

According to her, library is the best place to spend leisure time wisely that leads to the overall development and well-being of an individual.

She however enjoined the students to make use of the library and the e-library system, adding that every student must abide by library’s rules and regulations.

Other facilitators at the two-day orientation includes the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Raphael Mordi, the University Chaplain, Rev. Juwon Onasanya, Dr. Michael Ogbemudia


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