Ag. Director of Student’s Affairs
The Directorate is headed by a Dean. He is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and monitoring every facet of students’ activities on daily basis for 24 hours (weekend inclusive). He is assisted by three Assistant Deans, a Principal Assistant Registrar, an Assistant Registrar and a team dedicated as well as hardworking non-teaching staff,
The Directorate is divided into the following six units:
- Students’ Activities
- Accommodations/Hostel Management Unit
- National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Unit
- Scholarships, Bursaries and Endowment Unit
- Guidance & Counselling Unit
- Community Relations
- Students’ Activities:
The Directorate Coordinates and monitors all students’ activities such as:
- Students’ Unionism
- Registration of Students’ Association
- Students’ Publications
- Immigration for Foreign Students
- Travelling documents for Students
- Mobilisation of graduating students for service under the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC)
- Liaison with employers for vacation jobs, job interviews, career guidance talks, etc.
- Organization of, as the need arises, Students’ counselling on non-medical issue, non-political matters, and sources of financial relief.
- Issuance of students’ identity cards, letters of introduction and issues bordering on students’ identification.
- Initiation, stimulation and improvement of sporting activities for students and staff in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Games.
- Organisation of orientation programmes for fresh students’ matriculation ceremony for each academic session.
- Handling of any other students’ affairs matters as directed by the Vice Chancellor.
- The directorate is responsible for writing reference letters to Embassies, foreign mission and corporate bodies on behalf of students.
- The Directorate also registers vehicles used as means of transportation and monitors the activities of the Cab Operators activities on Campus.
- Accommodation and Hostel Management Unit: This unit monitors students’ welfare and social events in at the Lambo-Lasunwon, Araromi and the adjourning communities where some of the students reside. It liaises with house owners in these communities to ensure that students’ residence is stress free.
The list of houses registered with the Directorate is compiled from time to time and are recommended to students seeking to take up accommodation.
- NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NYSC): The unit mobilizes all graduates of the University every year in three batches; A, B, & C. The procedure for mobilization is as follows:
- The Senate/Academic Board considers and approves results of all graduates
- The approved results are compiled by the Records office of the University and same are forwarded to the Directorate of Students Affairs in their raw form.
- The Directorate of Students’ Affairs processes the results with the inclusion of essential data of the graduates that are not in the approved results sent by Records Office, and these include date of birth, state of origin, gender, marital status, JAMB registration number, GSM number. These essential data are necessary for a successful upload on the NYSC portal.
- Other relevant information includes name, matriculation number, course of study, date of graduation, are used as a source of data entry into the NYSC portal for a particular batch of mobilization.
- After data entry, copies of the processed list of mobilized graduates are printed and verified to ensure correctness with results from Records Office.
- Verified information of each graduate is then uploaded on the NYSC portal based on the specified dates given by NYSC authorities.
- Having completed the uploading exercise, the Registrar is informed in order to vet the uploaded list and approve before printing the uploaded list. The approved list is printed, bound and submitted to NYSC Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.
- Having received the hard copies of the submitted list, NYSC authorities release the senate list for online registration by the graduates who are also referred to as Prospective Corps Members (PCMs).
- Having registered, PCMs are either deployed for national service or exempted, depending on age.
- SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES AND ENDOWNMENT: This unit ensures that qualified students benefit from Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and Endowments. Scholarship and Bursary awards are usually funded by Federal, State governments as well as oil and multinational companies, other philanthropic organizations and individuals.
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- GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING: The unit is responsible for the mental health issues of students and staff. It deals with social, personal, emotional, academic and other issues. It is new arrowhead for the fight against drug misuse and abuse; it also provides support for indigent students as well as joins in the orientation programmes for new students, career week for final year students, among others. Counselling unit is also in charge of Work Study Programme. A scheme designed to help students reduce the burden of financing their education. The programme enables students to work on part – time basis and earn money in the process to augment their finances. The unit can be reached through the Dean Students’ Affairs.
- COMMUNITY RELATIONS: The Directorate, from time to time, meets with representatives of the adjourning communities to discuss matters relating to students’ welfare and issues of interest to both parties (i.e., the University and the Community). Some of the issues discussed include security, accommodation, infrastructural development, social activities among others. The traditional heads (Baale) and Community Development Association leaders regularly attend the meetings.