Turkana University College (TUC) treasures the orientation of its freshers. The orientation is expected to enable students settle in the University, understand their expectations and that of the institution. The Institution opened its doors to the first years on 13th September, 2021. The registration was impressive and satisfactory and marked a promising future for the University College. Matriculation of the new students commenced on 15th September, 2021 with addresses by Deans of schools, Dean of students, Directors of various Directorates, Registrars and the Deputy Principals.
The climax of the matriculation was the key note address by Prof. George N. Chemining’wa the Ag. Principal. Prof. Chemining’wa in his welcoming speech to the students, congratulated them for choosing Turkana University College. He assured them that the University College shall endeavor to offer quality and holistic education that will enable them solve problems that face humanity.
The Principal urged the new students, who are from different parts of Kenya, to learn to integrate with one another and co-exist regardless of their diverse ethnicity, culture, religion and political orientations. He also urged the students to take their academic work seriously and avoid indulging themselves in activities that add no value to their academics such as drugs, immorality and examination malpractices.
The Principal took cognizant of the Covid 19 pandemic that has greatly affected lives around the world. He assured the students that the University has put measures to ensure that the menace is kept at bay but cautioned the students to strictly follow the Ministry of Health guidelines within the University premises, their halls of residence and elsewhere.
On HIV/AIDS pandemic, the Principal observed that HIV/AIDS is a real threat to the society and especially to the youth. He encouraged the students to abstain from sex and focus on their core business in the University. He further called on the students to practice the ABCs of safe sex.
The Principal concluded by calling on the new students to take advantage of the opportunities that the University offers which include: training of peer counsellors, academic trips, clubs, motivational talks, career talks, sports, counselling and chaplaincy. He also encouraged students to make friends, learn new skills, and interact within and outside the University.