NU Concludes Orientation for over Three Thousand Undergraduate Freshmen and Women
Njala University 15th February 2021- Njala University has over the weekend concluded a three-day orientation for freshmen and women admitted into various programs across its campuses as part of a longstanding tradition since the reopening of the institution in 1964.
The sessions started at Njala Campus on Wednesday the 10th February 2021 at the University Auditorium under the distinguished patronage of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Njala University Professor Mohamed Bashiru Koroma anchored by Professor Mohamed Alieu Bah, Dean School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.
Professor Koroma lectured the students on the topic ‘’The Value of Due Diligence- How Do You Sell Yourself to Develop a Career Path.’’
The erudite Professor defined Due Diligence as a steadfast application of assiduousness and industry; the virtuous of good work achieved from key elements such as allowing oneself to operate with best excitement and passion; putting in place practical obedience in action amongst several others.
He also went further in his presentation to speak on Strategy for Leadership/Career Development, Characteristics of a Good Leader /Career Path, acceptable leadership/distinction by the majority.
He impressed on the minds of the freshmen and women that in an effort to approve acceptance by the majority for one’s development certain skills such as thinking a leader, using an appropriate performance style, building the power base, and exercising best judgment are very critical.
On the 11th and 12th February the session continued at the Bo campus under the distinguished patronage of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Bo Campus Professor Mohamed Syed Fofanah, and anchored by Dr. James Fomba Sandy, Dean School of Social Sciences and Law, and Dr. Rashid Ansumana, Dean School of Community Health Sciences.
Professor Fofanah while welcoming the freshmen and women noted that it was a great pleasure to welcome them at his campus and that it is his hope that over the next few weeks they will discover that they have entered a lively, challenging diverse and warm community.
He congratulated the students for passing through the hurdles of the University’s admission process and thanked them for choosing Njala University and that they will not regret making such a decision.
He assured them that Njala University will give them the opportunity to acquire new knowledge, develop new skills and enhance personal attributes in profound ways that will prepare them for a better life after University.
The three-day session had seen presentations by the Registrar, Njala University Dr. Muneer Jalloh Deputy on the structure of the University, Mrs. Kadie Tucker, Deputy Registrar Student Services on the grading system and the roles of the Academic Affairs Department, Dr. Adolphous Johnson on Quality Assurance in the University, Director Physical Plant Services on hostels and accommodation, the Senior Medical Doctor on the health of students, Finance Director, Mr. Alusine Babatunde Newland on the payment of fees and banking facilities and several other significant presentations by key functionaries in the University.
The Deputy Registrars of the respective campuses, Messers Habib Kamara and Anthony Jalloh who were charged with organizing their respective campuses had earlier on gave an overview of the Orientation process noting that it was part of a longstanding tradition of the University where freshmen and women were introduced into the workings of the University and called on them to pay attention to the several presentations that would be made throughout the sessions.
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