FUNAI INAUGURATES GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING COMMITTEE
The Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) has inaugurated a 9-man committee in charge of guidance and counseling in order to promote the personal, social, educational and career development of its students.
Addressing members of the Committee at the Senate Chamber of the University on 31st October 2016, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba said students need to be properly guided in their chosen fields and on decision making which explains why every institution of learning should have a guidance and counseling unit.
The Vice Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Sunday Elom highlighted the terms of reference of the committee to include: giving practical-oriented advice to students and other members of staff who may elicit such service, and admonished them to respect the privacy of those counseled.
He noted that Guidance & Counseling are critical in the daily dealings of people, adding that the reason most students and even staff regret their decisions and actions is because they were not availed of the services of a trained and professional counselor who could have laid bare the negative and positive implications of their career choice before they ventured into it.
The Vice Chancellor charged them to wear human face in the discharge of their duties since one’s failure and success in career choice lies in the quality of counsels they may give. He further mentioned some of the qualities of a counselor as patience, kindness, humility, adding that a counselor should also be one who is sensitive of the environment and to an extent secretive in order to respect people’s privacy and urged the committee, to live up to their delegated duties as good result is expected of them by the University.
Speaking also in the occasion, Registrar, Mr. Gabriel Chukwu, charged the members of the committee not to allow any challenge they may encounter in the course of carrying out their assignments to weigh them down, rather they should breast up for the tasks.
The Committee Coordinator, Mrs Ngozi Nwudu pledged their irrevocable commitment in addressing the challenges facing students of the University especially in their course selection processes and staff in the areas of inter-personal and social relationships to foster peaceful co-existence amongst staff and students in the University.
The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by the top echelon of the University Management which included among others the University’s Bursar, Alhaji R. k Aliyu, the Director of ICT, Dr. Emmanuel Nweze, the Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Professor Gloria Emezue who also represented the President of FUNAI Women Association and wife of the Vice Chancellor, Dr. (Mrs) Chinyere Nwajiuba, and the SA to the Vice Chancellor on Advancement and Linkages, Mr. Chris Uwadoka.