The School of Communication and Information Technology (SCIT) at the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, warmly welcomed its new National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) students during a recent orientation program. The department emphasized its commitment to fostering an environment conducive to academic success and responsible behavior.
The Dean, Comrade Gafar Olusegun Quadri, addressed the freshmen, outlining the department’s core values: “read, learn, and study.” He stressed the importance of academic focus, especially considering the recent influx of students across Nigerian tertiary institutions. He assured them that the faculty would provide the necessary support for their academic and personal development.
The Dean who is also the current Academic Staff Union Chairman OGITECH Chapter continued that the freshmen should harness technical, entrepreneurial, and vocational knowledge that will prepare them for the evolving job market and make them globally competitive as Mass Communication practice is concerned, adding that students should draw a time-table for themselves so it can help them to read for the forthcoming examination.
The Students Affairs Unit of the school ably represented by Mr. Akomolafe emphasized campus life and regulations where he urged freshmen to be identified with the school’s registered club while adding that the freshmen should be time conscious for their registrations on campus. He highlighted the students’ role as ambassadors of the institution and urged them to uphold its values.
Akomolafe reiterated the institution’s zero-tolerance policy for examination malpractices. He advised students to follow instructions carefully and avoid communicating with others during exams. Engaging in such activities will result in immediate dismissal. He also warned against disrespecting or bribing invigilators.
The orientation program also featured the Head of the Department, Prince Hameed Gbadamosi, Sub-Dean Prince Babatunde Bangbose, and other faculty members, who introduced themselves and expressed their commitment to supporting the students’ academic journey.