IUCG 2019 ORIENTATION(DAY 1)
The Islamic University College, Ghana (IUCG) on 31st of October, 2019 held an orientation ceremony to officially welcome in 200 fresh students who had gain admission to the University College to pursue degree and diploma courses in the 2019/2020 academic year. The Orientation is a Three Day Program rolled out by management to gently usher in the new students into the institution.
The program came off at the auditorium of the institution and was graced by high ranking members of staff, amongst them, the President of the University College, students, dignitaries and other invited guests.
DSP Sa-da (left), Dr. Nasser(),middle and Mr. Kassim at the high table
As per the protocol of the institution, the program commenced with a Quran recital followed by an opening prayer.
Mr. Awudu Moro Acting Registrar of the university officially welcomed the freshmen and women to the noble institution. He then followed it up with a brief but rich history of Islamic University College, Ghana, from its inception, the founding fathers and pioneers of the University College and its journey towards becoming one of the best private tertiary institutions in the country today.
Vice President Dr. Gamel Nasser Adam, Vice President of the university, in his opening speech advised the students to inculcate the habit of reading and note taking. Saying, it helps in widening the horizon of the student and helps them stand tall amongst their peers. He described reading as “a source of getting ideas and expanding your knowledge base.”
Dr. Nasser also advised the students especially, student leaders to frequently organize lots of public forums so as to get resource persons to speak to them about their experiences and sensitize them on the reality awaiting them in the corporate world. He then charged the students to be real thinkers. Saying they should go beyond what is thought in class and think outside the box. He said, “We need real thinkers. There is a national deficit in that department, if we get real thinkers then; we will be finding many solutions to our problems.”
some lecturers at the Orientation
Speaking under the theme: “ The Police Service: A Dream Profession for a Woman” the main Speaker for the day DSP Hajia Sa-ada Mohammed, an alumna of the University took the audience through her journey to becoming a Police Officer. Calling for all, particularly the females to draw inspirations from her humble story.
With the backing of the Qur’an such as Chapter 4 she said that a woman is a special creation of the Almighty Allah that is why chapter 4 of the Qur’an is called (An Nisaa) “The Women”. Hence she urged women to accept and guard the dignity conferred on them by Allah the Creator.
DSP Sa-da, a proud alumni of IUCG, as she constantly referred to herself as “a past student of this great university” advised the students that they are in the right institution and that a bright future lie ahead of them provided they work hard.
Amongst her numerous achievement, DSP Sa-da Mohammed was the leader of the police dispatch riders team that paraded at the Independence Day Celebration on the 6th of March 2015 at the Black Star Square. She reminded the audience that, the core mandate of the Police Service is to prevent crime and that it is more important to the Police to prevent crime than to record them. She said, “the police is a constituent body that helps in maintaining law and order…the presence of the Police is largely to scare the criminals, not to record cases. .
Mr. Sufianu Umar, librarian of IUCG and Mr. MohammedMujib, head of the Religious and Cultural Affairs Unit of IUCG took the students through an introduction to the IUCG library and the campus culture (dressing and greeting protocols) of the university respectively.
The program continues on Friday and climaxes on Saturday 2nd November, 2019. With Hon. Bataglia Mohammed Issah, Mr. Fusheini Issah , Ms Adutwumwaa Deborah, Flying Officer Imam Moucharoudine Maigaamong others billed to speak on the two subsequent days.
National Service Personnel, (PR Directorate, IUCG)