FRESH STUDENTS OF AL-QALAM UNIVERSITY RECEIVE COUNSELING ON CAMPUS LIFE
An expert from the career and guidance unit of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Hajiya Sa’adatu Atiku presented a paper introducing the fresh students of Al-Qalam University, Katsina on how to manage their Campus life.
She made the presentation at the orientation programme for the 2016/2017 newly admitted students of the University which took place on Thursday, 16th March 2017 at the premises of the University.
She told them that the common problems which students face during their stay in campus revolved around academic, personal and social problems explaining further that problems with roommate, feeling of depression, cheating, financial problem, drug problems, drinking, intimidation and sexual harassment must be consciously avoided.
Hajiya Sa’adatu stressed that the students must learn to organize themselves to remain focus on the primary objective of coming to the University which is to earn a degree that would make them useful in society and for their parents to be proud of them.
She equally gave a strong advice to the students that if they have any problem they should go to the Office of the Dean Of Students Affairs for assistance without hesitation.
Also in his presentation, the Chairman Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit of the University, Dr Gide Umar Saleh enjoined the students not to give lecturers and staff gifts in form of money or material things during their period of stay in the University.
He said, the female students should also resist receiving gifts or transport lift from lecturers, staff and their fellow male students adding that forgery of bank tellers, drafts and alteration of official documents are all forms of corruption.
Dr Gide appealed to the students to report cases of intimidation or threats by lecturers or other University staff to Transparency Unit noting that sale of handouts and similar lecture materials to students is equally prohibited by the University management.
He said students also have the right to report lecturers who are not punctual or regular in attending lectures or those who fail to give them their continuous assessment score before the commencement of semester examination.