WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY TO SUNDAY 8TH JULY 2018.
All work without play is not a healthy practice for effective and efficient education for youths, especially with the vibrant and hyper-active generation of students we have at Arthur Jarvis University: The Premiere Private University in Cross River State. For this reason, AJU Management and Staff leaned their support to the students in making sure that their week-long activities were educative, eventful and very successful. The students’ week started on Wednesday 4th July, 2018 with a workout session where students participated in series of exercises to keep fit for the week-long activities. It was well attended and led by the students’ fitness trainer, Mr. Isaac Eyo. Other activities included: Health Talks on HIV, STDs, Cultism, Alcoholism, Drugs Use and Abuse, Healthy Living and other related matters. The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Ani Nkang alongside with other facilitators moderated the interactive session, and advised the students to be wary of friends who keep bad company.
The following day witnessed the football competition between the year one and year two male and female teams respectively. The only goal from the keenly contested competition came during the female match by a second half substitute Miss Eme Efa Etim (year one). As expected, the students displayed lots of skills and generally enjoyed themselves.
While in the spirit of diversity, the Okon Ekanem Nsikeh led students’ week committee decided to take their activities beyond the University campus to share their experiences with other Institutions like: Selected Secondary Schools: to introduce the University to the secondary school students, sensitize the students on their career choices and subject combination(s) for JAMB examinations, introduce the Faculties, Departments, Programmes and Courses offered in Arthur Jarvis University to the young minds and give them reasons to make AJU their first choice in JAMB.
Motherless Babies Home, Uwannse: to make humble donation of food stuff, toiletries, writing materials, provisions, to share love with the little once and giving them a sense of belonging.
Slave Museum, Marina Resort, Calabar: to learn about the ancient practice of slave trade, see photographs and relics as well as expose students to the rich cultural heritage of the sub- Sahara region.
The students had their Gala Night at the University multipurpose hall with activities such as: Old School Evening, Student Award Night, music, dance, comedy and lots of fun on Saturday the 7th of July, 2018, and on Sunday the weeklong activities were rounded off with a Thanksgiving Service with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ani Nkang; Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Uno Ijim Agbor; Students’ Affairs Coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel John and other key staff in attendance.