The Student Affairs Department, Nile University of Nigeria held its annual final year students’ dinner. The final year dinner is an important tradition in the University, whereby members of the graduating class gather to celebrate their time at the University. This year’s event, which had lots of food and music on offer, was graced by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Ag. Director of Student Affairs, Dean of Law, Deputy Director of Student Affairs, HOD Petroleum and Gas Engineering, among other notable individuals, in what was an exciting night of merrymaking. The event was entertained with fun games whereby the students were asked current affairs related to the University.The Dean of Law challenged the students on moral behaviour and becoming the best students that will represent the school wherever they go.
The event started at exactly 6:50pm at the senate room in Block B. An approximate of 50 PHD students from the various disciplines were in attendance from the Economics department, Computer Science, Management, Electrical Engineering Department and Political Science department.
The MC Dr. Yusuf Wasiu opened the event by recognizing the VIPs of the event which included the Vice Chancellor, the dean of PG school, the special advisor to the VC on staff and student affairs, the DVC RICOR, the director of academic planning, the dean and deputy dean of management sciences, the dean of arts and social sciences, the HOD of political science department, the HOD of petroleum and gas engineering and the assistant director of student affairs.
The Vice Chancellor welcomed everyone to the event and expressed his gratitude to everyone in attendance. He intimated the audience on the need to foster cordial relationships between the students and the management in order to ensure continuity.
The audience which comprised of the PHD students were given an opportunity to introduce themselves, the discipline and their places of work while dinner was served.
The students all work at prestigious institutions and organizations in Nigeria not to mention but a few which include
- The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
- The federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
- The Nigerian Police Force
- The deputy registrar from the Keffi State Polytechnic
- Some of our staff who are lecturers or administrative staff in the university.
- A deputy Director at Economic Community of West African States.
The event ended at 7:40pm as gift packages were shared to the students courtesy of the Nile University Management.
TheNurse Hub Africa had its symposium themed: EFFECT OF DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON OUR YOUTH, which took place on the 21st May 2019 and is targeted at youth and drug abuse issues.It had in attendance the Deputy Director of the Student Affairs Department and other staff of the university. Key issues were discussed and also ways of tacking them were suggested and explained. They talked on things like:
The Principles of a purpose driven lifestyle and how it apply
The importance of education and the concept of creativity thinking
The impact of patriotism on Nation Building and Development
Harmful effect of drug and substance abuse and how victims can be helped out of itAnd much more
The student Affairs Department in collaboration with the Student representative council organised yet again another Phoenix Awards Night for their students and staff inclusive.It had in attendance a famous artist (Mayor Kun) who blessed the night with his outstanding performance.Awards were issued to best and hard working students and staff alike based on different categories.
The ICCDI (International Climate Change Development Initiative) through her SDG for Universities themed( Localizing SDGs through Communication and Innovation) program holding at various places in the country organised a program to train 70 students of Nile University of Nigeria on the need to understand the climate and how it affects the world at large.
The Roman Institute for International Studies (Centre for Terrorism and Security Research, Abuja) in partnership with the Federal Capital Territory Fire Service Command in collaboration, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) FCT command, in collaboration with the Student Affairs Department, Nile University of Nigeria organised a Sensitisation/Awareness Workshop on Fire Safety and Emergency and also a workshop on Drug and Substance Abuse amongst Youths; A threat to National Development for both the students and staff of the university.
The Fire sensitisation was to enable both students and staff to tackle most emergencies within their campus ranging from fire out-brake, health issue emergencies and all.
The NDLEA workshop on the other hand enlighten all on the challenges regarding illicit drug usage, drug trafficking, etc. especially amongst our youth.
The Nile Internal Relations & Political Science Association of Nile University of Nigeria had a picnic on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Nile University Staff Quarters.
The purpose of the picnic was for entertainment, while discussing and making plans for their conference which is scheduled to hold on the 28th of November 2018.
The discussion was to talk about pressing issues like the need to create an atmosphere which will foster students taking leadership roles such as actively participating in the youth revolution movement, not only foster the growth of Nile University of Nigeria but Nigeria at large.
The discussions included creating and establishing support from parents and professionals in order to build connections and reform student involvement inside and outside the university, for both the association and the school at large.
The Student Affairs Department of Nile University of Nigeria in collaboration with the Student Representative Council (SRC) organized the 2018 Freshers Week for its new and transfer students.
The activities for the Freshers Week included: Orientation Lecture, Picnic, School Tour, Sports Competition, Picnic/Video Games, Treasure Hunt, Movie Night, BBQ, Awards/Concert.
To make this session’s Freshers Week more interesting for the students, the theme of the weeks activities was Game of Thrones. As such, the students were divided into six houses, each with a house captain. These houses were:
House White Walkers.
The houses participated in various activities such as: Treasure Hunt, Tug of War, Basket Ball, Volleyball, Video Games, and much more. Points were awarded to successful houses, and at the end, the house with the highest point was declared the winner.
The Houses all did their best to get as much points as possible and at the end the winner emerged.
House Dothraki came first with 61 points
House White Walkers came second with 50 points
House Lannister scored 47 points
House Stark fourth scored 46 points
House Baratheon came fifth with 37 points and
House Targryen were left behind with only 30 points.
It was an exciting week for the new students and the aim was to welcome them in a way they will never forget.
Nile University of Nigeria in collaboration with Career Afrika organised a career workshop on the 3rd of November, 2018. This workshop was targeted at the final-year students; however, it was also open to other individuals who showed interest.
The workshop was themed: LAND ON YOUR DREAM JOB. It featured four trainers who spoke and enlightened the students on how to prepare for life after school. The CEO of ITEX FURNITURES, Mr. Tony Ezekiel, gave an inspirational speech on his success story in business, and necessary knowledge and skills needed to succeed in life. He emphasised on the area of entrepreneurship saying: Not everyone will get a white-collar job. Some of you have to go out there and start something. There is something that each one of us knows how to do and derives passion from. We should not belittle whatever we do and we should be patient while nurturing our businesses until they are successful.
Richard Knowdell, an American psychologist and the founder of Career Development Network, USA was another speaker who gave the students tips on how to cope in the world of work. He gave them tips on how to write their resume (CV) and also, what companies look out for in potential employees before hiring. One of the highlights of Dr. Knowdell’s session was a career test which he administered on all the students present. The test was administered in form of a card game. There were two of these tests: The Motivated Skills test and the Career Values test. The results of these card tests opened the eyes of the students to those skills, enjoyable activities and values inherent in them which could harness their success in various occupations.
It was an indeed an interesting, enlightening and motivational workshop.
The first edition Nile Zoo Drink Competition organised by the Student Affairs Department, which had in collaboration the Student Representative Council (SRC), Cuisine Club and Business Club, took place as scheduled on the 11th May 2018.