The Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UNER), Prof. Emmanuel Opuni Frimpong has called on the newly admitted students for the 2018/2019 academic year to exhibit an attitude of maturity and display high level of comportment and discipline. He was speaking at the orientation programme organized to introduce the students to the university community and provide them with accurate information about UENR.
The Dean of School of Natural Resources, Dr. Simon Abugri expressed his heartfelt delight in welcoming the freshers into a reputable institution like UENR, especially those who were admitted to the school of Natural Resources. ‘’Nothing but the best should be your hallmark and you should not focus on only books but all other curricular activities’’ he added.
Dr. Samuel Gyamfi the Dean of students shared his experience as a student when he never had the opportunity to read the dream course he opted for. He however said through hard work and self discipline he was able to sail through. He advised the students saying ‘’whatever programme you have found yourself in, do it and do it credibly well and to those who were given related courses due to their grade to be studious and excel in that field just as I did’’.
The University Medical Officer Dr. Solomon Fofie cautioned the students against self-medication and said it was highly prohibited. He further explained that their doors were opened to the students and any issue concerning their health should be reported at the University Clinic. “There will be a free screening for you all and that was compulsory, Officials from NHIS will present to issue and renew cards” he announced.
The students were taken through the services rendered by the University Library and how to effectively use the library as students, by the Senior Library Assistant, Pearl Owusuaa Yeboah. She said the Library was well stocked with the relevant books and resources needed for studies and research. She added that the library staff was ever ready to render their professional service to students saying “come to us anytime, we the librarians are ready to serve, remember the library desire to hear from you always.”
The Examination Officer of the university, Mr. Johnson Ankamah, took the students through the grading system of UENR as well as the certificates awarded at all levels. He urged the students to abide by the laid down rules and regulation and regularly read the notice board for any information.
The Assistant Head of security, Mr. Owusu Ansah in his speech advised the freshers to be watchful and careful of their movement since certain areas in the university’s community were marked risky because such areas have recorded incidence of theft and criminal cases over the past years. He however assured that the security department were performing their duty to ensure peace and security.