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UNN SUG WEEK: How I Pulled Off Students Mentorship Program – VP Victory Kenneth

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Comrade Victory Kenneth, the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Students Union Government (SUG) Vice-president has explained how she pulled off the just concluded symposium on Students Mentorship Program.

The program which was titled, “Students Union Government In The 21st Century” was held on 24th Jan. 2023 and delivered by Hon. Vita Abba, represented by Barr. Frank Agbowo of Enugu State.

The symposium which had over 200 students across various departments in attendance was said to have been one of its kind, as all persons present got refreshments, giveaways and some persons scholarships.

Students of University of Nigeria, Nsukka sited at the occasion

The SUG VP who is a Mathematics student from Faculty of Physical Sciences, explained that the symposium was a constitutional program organized by the students body to impact members on different areas of life. She listed that the Union’s program for the week to include skill acquisition, mentorship, dressing and cultural exhibitions.

She also explained that the first day, Tuesday is for symposium, second day for skill acquisition, third day for rag day and fourth day for cultural day. Moreso, she promised that the week is full of fun activities for the students.

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Enquiring about the challenges she faced while organizing and executing the program, Comr. Kenneth said academic activities are coming in between, stating that lecturers are trying to finish up their course outlines very fast, due to the short semester. However, she said some of the lecturers have been told to allow the students benefit from the program.

The VP also explained that Engr Vita Abba, the Guest of Honour for the event is an alumnus, who passed through the four walls of classroom and experienced what the students are passing through. Being aware of Abba’s status as an Enugu politician, our correspondent asked if the symposium is one strategy for his campaign but the Vice president refuted the statement.

Instead she said, “ Even if you’re not a politician, the truth is you’re going to sell yourself. He is only coming to mentor the students on what to do, how to do it and other areas of life.

When asked about what the quality of support given by other SUG executives, the Mathematics student said it was worth it. She said, “It was massive. They tried in their own capacities to support the program.”

Comr. Victory in addition encouraged the students to keep building as Rome wasn’t built in a day. She told them to start from somewhere and also endeavor to always participate in students program so as not to be left out.

Meanwhile, during the event Prof. Ogbonnaya, Dean of Physical Sciences advised the students to also develop themselves in other areas while studying. He commended the VP for mixing her study of Mathematics with politics.

Prof. Ogbonnaya Igwe Gesticulating While Giving His Speech

He further stated that students should develop independent mindsets and equip themselves with necessary skills needed in the outside world. He added, “Do things that bring value and money to their lives.

Present at the event were Engr Vita Abba represented by Barr. Frank Agbowo, Ex SUG Vice-president, Comr Chinecherem Jennifer, Dean of Students Affairs- Prof Edwin Omeje, Mr Nnabuogo Chidiebere Michael representing Lady Doris Okoroh (PhD), President UNN Alumni Association.

Also, Mr Jerry Akintomile- Press Payng facilitator, Sir Chika Ugwuoke , Prof Ogbonnaya Igwe Dean of Physical Sciences, and others.

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