The Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has called on students of the university to embrace mentorship and be hardworking for self reliance after graduation.
Na’Allah made the call at the University during the unveiling of mentorship Scheme to help new students understand their roles in the university and ensure they are useful to the society after school
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mentorship Scheme which is being run by the Centre for SIWES Student mentoring and Employment (CSSME) of the University is aimed at developing and preparing the career of students to impact on the society.
At the official launch of the Scheme with the theme, “Building a Total Person For Sustainable National Development,” the Vice-Chancellor, said the Scheme will help produce quality graduates with specialised skills that will at the end of the day aid in reshaping the country.
The Vice Chancellor who was represented by Prof. Bello Ayuba commended the students for massively attending the programme.
“The launch of the Scheme in this university is an epoch making history which is tailored towards reshaping the skills of students.
“We admit students, at the end of the day we graduate students. We always want to graduate students with good skills, the kind of students that can contribute to nation building, the kind of students that will be useful to themselves and the society generally.
“So in doing this, the university of Abuja management is making a greater deal of effort to create this Unit and the unit has been up and doing trying to reshape the skills of the students and the mentors alike.
“So what we are doing for them is an important landmark achievement towards the transformation of entire university.”
He advised the students to always live above board and be good to themselves, as well as continue to fly the of the institution high whenever they find themselves.
Dr Grace Anibasa, director CSSME said the Programme which started more than two sessions actually pairs first year students with mentors who are from 200 and 400 levels every academic session to help guide them through the academic journey. (NAN)