Orientation Programme Held for New Students of CPEEL

The Orientation Programme for new students which held between 2nd March and 6th March, 2015 was a deliberate effort to make the transition into the University life and studying at the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law as smooth as possible for the new intakes.

Speakers at the week-long orientation programme include Professor Akin Iwayemi, Principal Investigator of the Centre, and Professor Adeola Adenikinju, the Director of the Centre, who both expounded on the vision, mission, objectives and achievements of the Centre.  While the Dean of the Postgraduate School, Professor A. Aderinto spoke on the roles and functions of the Postgraduate School in ensuring the smooth running of the University’s postgraduate programmes, the University’s Registrar, Mr. O. Olukoya articulated the brand and prestige of the University of Ibadan, noting that the name which the University has made through its commitment to quality teaching and research must be sustained. Professor R. Alada, the Dean of Student Affairs provided a detailed elucidation on what the University expects from its students and the support the University provides for its students.

The University Librarian, Dr. B.A. Oladele spoke on the library resources available in the University and how students can tap into them, Dr. O. Akingbola, the Director of the University Health Services highlighted the roles and functions of the University clinic and how students can use their services, and Dr. O.Osunade, Director of ICT/MIS expanded on the roles and functions of MIS in promoting academic programmes of the University.

To round off the programme, the new students were hosted to a welcome party by Management and the Centre’s Students’ Association. The party brought together both old and new students, Faculty members, and friends of the Centre for an evening of relaxation and dining. The Director, in his remarks, reminded the students that they would become better upon their graduation from the respective programmes they had enrolled for. He added that the knowledge and skills they would garner in their respective programmes would no doubt make them relevant in the society.