From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Rivers State College of Health Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, has organised a one day orientation programme for 929 students enrolled into the 2017/2018 academic year.
The Associate Professor and Provost of the institution, Dr Franklin Nlerum, said the aim of the orientation was to acquaint the students on the rules and regulations guiding the college.
He charged the students to concentrate on their studies so as to be productive to themselves and the society at large.
“The essence of the orientation is to acquaint them with the programme of the college so they will understand what their responsibilities are and to be able to grow in character and knowledge at their end of stay in the institution.
“The orientation programme was organised in order for them to understand the need to study hard, obeying the school rules and regulations and prepare to face the scheme of things in the country as workers, as well as make their parents happy at the end of the day.
“This school is a college that is established to produce the middle level manpower in the health sector for the Rivers State Health Sector, the country and world at large,” he said.
Speaking with The AUTHORITY at the event, Dean of Students Affairs, Dr Mbu Dickson Mbu, noted that the aim of the orientation was to clear the students of any tending challenges in future while in the college.
He said part of the advice given the students is for them shun every vices or act that can disrupt the conclusion of their academic years, adding that involving in cult related activities will not only bridge the successful graduation of the student but will destroy the student future.
He urged the state government presence in the area of flood control in the school premises and construction of more classrooms for students.
On his part, the Student Union Government President, Gote Nkorbu, noted that the college “is an institution known for high level of ethical conduct. As students we are advised to be diligent in our studies, avoid unnecessary distractions. Shun every form of social vices; cultism, stealing, fighting and sexual harassment.”