Geared towards actualizing the University’s Vision of “raising solution providers”, the Directorate of Student Affairs is charged with molding the character of students, through her 3-tier responsibilities of
The in-loco parentis role belief of the University, as well as the self-sufficient nature of the Campus, makes it mandatory to place a high premium on students’ welfare.
To cater effectively for this, the Welfare Subunit of the Directorate of Student Affairs was birthed. The responsibility of the Subunit revolves around monitoring students’ health related issues such as record of students’ Health Challenges as reported from the Residential Halls as well as the Health Centre, their daily in- and out- patient records, effective follow-up on use/administration of medication after discharge from the Health Centre, etc; with the view of taking requisite actions and making relevant recommendations as deemed fit per time.In addition, the Administrative Officers deployed to the Subunit, serve as an interface between the goods and services providing civil, financial and commercial institutions situated within and outside the University; and the Students.
The Welfare Team also organizes regular quality assurance visits to the commercial centers around the Campus to ascertain that goods and service are provided under hygienic and decent environments, as well as in good quantity and quality. Regular price survey activities are embarked upon in order to discourage exploitation of students by goods and services providers.
Liaising with the Academic Departmental Offices through the various Colleges, the Welfare Team harvests the list of students with poor or non-attendance of lectures, and have them referred for professional counseling; while interactive forums are also initiated by the Directorate for such students and their parents.
Finally, they are responsible for working with the Residency platform, as well as the Student Representative Council in identifying financially challenged students; for necessary recommendations for welfare provisions through the Work Study Scheme, Chaplaincy’s Welfare Scheme, Student Council’s Kings’ Meal provision, etc.
Acknowledging the richness of the untapped talents in the young persons that make the student populace of LandMark University, the Student Development platform which is predominantly driven from the Offices of the Dean and Sub Dean, Student Affairs; seek, encourage and provide platforms for students to harness their innate gifts and talents.
Strategies employed to achieve this include seeking opportunities for students to participate in relevant National and International academic and non-academic programmes, such as are found suitable for our context; encouraging and registering the formation of non-partisan Students’ Associations, within the provision of Student Handbook; providing, and approving students- organized Leadership Trainings and Leadership opportunities for students at different levels; organizing / monitoring the organizing of Students’ Parleys, Creativity shows, Cultural and Variety Nights, Academic and Non-Academic Seminars/Programmes; etc
The Student Development platform also liaises with corporate and government bodies, as well as put necessary machineries in place for the processing and awards of Scholarship and Bursaries to our students.
“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself”- Pietro Aretino (1492 – 1556, Italian author, playwright and poet).
Here in LandMark University, the Proprietor base’ tangible consciousness of the royalty status of our students, and the unchangeable belief that no king reigns successfully without being able to first subject himself to self-discipline; is the platform for the Directorate’s drive for discipline.
Since the University is poised to raise disciplined young men and women who will provide outstanding solutions to the myriad of challenges that the world is confronted by; our students, who are fondly referred to as Kings and Queens are taken through the rudiments of understanding the Vision, Mission, Core Values and Founding Philosophy of the University during their Orientation programmes. Here they are schooled on their privileges, rights and boundaries, as well as how to make correct decisions; so as not to be swept away by the tides of the disciplinary actions that are usually meted out to those who err.
Disciplinary measures, ranging from warning to outright expulsion from the University are meted out to violators depending on the gravity and frequency of their violations; both as corrective measures to violators, as well as to serve as deterrent to other students.
The Rules and Regulations guiding students’ conducts (as highlighted in the Student handbook) are usually referred to as “Royal Laws”, and are crafted from the University’s Core Values of Spirituality, Integrity, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Responsibility (which houses the virtues of Accountability and Discipline), Diligence and Sacrifice.
Drawing from Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)’s,to seek freedom makes a man a captive of his desire. However, those who seek discipline will invariably find their liberty. Our students are therefore encouraged to opt for liberty, as they subject themselves, and are also subjected to high standards of discipline.
They are passionately driven by the activities of the Residency, Welfare, Sports, as well as Monitoring & Surveillance Sub-Units of the Directorate.
The 3-tier responsibility focuses on:
1. Creating a conducive ambience for students’ living and learning on our self- sufficient campus;
2. Providing vast opportunities for the development of students’ skills and talents through their engagement in diverse extra–curricular activities.
3. Administering the guiding principles of greatness as imbedded in our Royal Laws (the Rules and Regulations guiding Students’ Conducts) which are crafted from the 7-Core Values of the University;
List of prohibited items for students:
- » Alcoholic Beverages
- » Hard drugs such as Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin, etc.
- » Drugs that contains Codeine, Opiate, THC, etc.
- » Cigarettes
- » Bottled drinks, foods and/or refreshments
- » Self-Medications (Western or Orthodox)
- » Binoculars
- » Candles
- » Cooking utensils such as (but not limited to) pots, Sauce pans, Rice Cookers, Blenders, Grillers, Hot plates, and Toasters.
- » Contraband clothing (Jeans, Chinos, Alanshi, Spaghetti wears, Knee length / short skirts (pencil skirts), etc. as found in the Current Student Handbook)
- » Metal/ Stainless steel Cutlery sets
- » Breakable plates, cups, mugs etc
- » Raw food items
- » Electric Blankets, Mattress or Beds
- » Electric Boiling Ring
- » GSM Cell phones, SIM cards Land lines and all SIM enabling gadgets
- » Hair dryers
- » Hair Straighteners
- » Refrigerators
- » TV Sets, TV Cards and TV Antenna
- » Ungodly musical tapes and CDs
- » Video machine, Video tapes, DVD & VCD players
- » Items intended for sale
- » Items requiring registration before use
- » Any other item that may be declared prohibited from time to time
The ultimate responsibility of the Directorate is to serve as a one-stop unit for all students’ needs and requirements for a successful and conducive stay in LandMark University; in consonance with the heartbeat of the Proprietor base “to raise solution providers”, who will “Break New Grounds”.
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