by Agness Nshindano
Northrise University (NU) is delighted to welcome both its new as well as returning students to the 2010 Academic year! On Monday, 18th of January, all – new and returning students – arrived at Northrise University to begin Introductory Seminar Week – a series of seminars offered to all students at different levels.
Introduction to University Studies, a seminar offered to new students, included orientation activities. The week was designed to make the transition to university as comfortable as possible by helping students acclimatize to learning and research as well as to the Northrise environment. They were implored to cease the opportunity of education and view coming to NU as a new phase in life, as well as to start the race running. Students were encouraged that the road to acquiring new skills should not be turned into a one-way street. “Much as it is a joy for lecturers and staff of NU to help you attain your goals, it is your full responsibility to ensure you take advantage of all teachings available, to attend and participate actively in all lectures and tutorials, to study hard, and to ensure assignments are submitted on time, We hope to make your stay a memorable one,” said the Academic Dean.
The HIV/Aids Seminar was offered to the Sophomore (second year students) who were glad to learn not only the statistics of the pandemic but also the ways of helping to reduce these numbers.
The Third Years had a great challenge of being the change agents of our local communities. The Community Development Seminar, which sensitized students on poverty and other civil related issues such as injustice and crime, left so many of them stirred. “Will I stand aloof to watch statistics worsen??” What a challenge! Dr. Lazarus Phiri, took this Seminar. His students were glad to learn that there is always something you can do to help… It’s never too little…
The Fourth Year students were privileged to attend a Career Development Seminar. This seminar is aimed at helping students who are almost at the end of their academic journey at Northrise University to see what lies ahead. They were also glad to be given tips on how to reach the pinnacle of their careers by Dr. Mutesa, their instructor.
To all students of Northrise University, the Staff and Faculty wish you the very best and hope you succeed in achieving your goals. To use the words of Abigail Adams, always remember that “learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”