Welcome to the Student Help Center
The Student Help Centre was inaugurated on Wednesday, 12 November, 2003 with the aims of enhancing interaction between lecturers and students; providing guidance and counseling services to students in the faculty in order to help them alleviate problems that can abort their academic careers or limit their academic performance, organizing seminars, students forum from time to time on different academic and social issues. The Centre was also set up to conduct research into the prevalent social and academic problems of students in the faculty in particular and the University in general and recommends appropriate and feasible solutions so that students can make the best use of their stay on campus. In this way, the moral and academic standards of the students could be improved.
The Centre treats cases that are grouped into different sections. They are registration problem, academic, emotional, financial, psychological, family and social. The Centre also introduced Work-While-You-Study Programme, which provides opportunity for students to earn some income by engaging in part-time jobs without negative effect on their academic. The Centre acts as intermediary between the student and the employer without deriving any monetary benefit. This is an indication that students have problems to which they require solution. The university community is encouraged to feel free to contact the Students Help Centre Office for further information.
Counseling, financial assistance and organizing of educated programmes are the major concern of Students Help Centre. This has brought about counseling of students; both from the faculty and other faculties, assisting the indigent students to pay their tuition, accommodation, provide money needed for project, books and food.
The Centre organizes different programmes to meet up with the demands of students in various aspects of life. Some of the programmes organized at different times are:
- Essay competition which deals with the topic: “Relating With People Living With HIV/AIDS.” Prizes of money were given to the first three winners, and t-shirts were given to other participants
- HIV/AIDS Sensitization Programme which treats different topics. They are Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT), Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Treatment of HIV/AIDS, and drama.
- Programme titled: Coping with Contemporary Issues on HIV/AIDS and Campus Life. This gives the students that were interested the opportunity to do HIV/AIDS test for free, which Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and PEPFAR Clinic, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan conducted.
- Programme titled: Peer Counseling on academics, health, relationships, career, financial and entrepreneurship.
- Programme titled: Living A Balanced Life on Campus.
- Health education for students to learn about about the nutritional role in health promotion and sexuality & reproductive health. These two topics were handled by the following guest speakers: Nutritional & Role of Nutrition Education in Health Promotion – Dr. OyewoleSexuality and Reproductive Health – Dr. Aderonke Ajav representing Dr. Akingbola (Medical Director, University Health Centre)
- Free Vocational Training Skills: tailoring, bead making and catering (September, 2012): This programme was organized for students to learn vocational skills, in order to enhance their creative abilities.
- Peer Education for Volunteers. This programme was organized for SHC Volunteers. The number of volunteers that attended is twenty-eight (28). The topics covered during this workshop areLecture 1: Counseling people in need by Prof. A.S. JegedeLecture 2: Interpersonal relationship: developing genuine interest in people by Dr. Grace Adejuwon
- Programmed titled: Youth, Crime and Security in the Society. Topics treated:
Lecture 1: Youths in Crime/Challenges by Mrs. Sybil Olufunmilayo AkinfenwaLecture
2: Youths in Correctional Institutions by DCP Showunmi LawrenceLecture
3: Youths and Crime in Theoretical Excursion by Dr. R.A. OkunolaLecture
4: Youths and Security by Rtd. Lt. Col. Femi Idowu
- Participates in the Faculty Orientation Programme
- Volunteers: these are students who volunteer to assist the centre in achieving the aims.
- Counseling of students, which is the primary assignment of the Centre was done at different times in various capacities as the needs arose. The different aspects covered include mental, emotional, relationship and academic issues.
However,the Centre, which is meant to attend to students’ problems is still existing.
- To promote interaction between the lecturers and students.
- To provide psychological, social and academic support to all students in the faculty in order to help them alleviate problems that can abort their academic careers or limit their academic performance.
- To conduct research into the prevalent social and academic problems of students in the faculty in particular and the university in general.
- To introduce Work-While-You-Study Programme (WWYS), which provides opportunity for students to earn income by engaging in part-time jobs without negative effect on their academic.
- To organize vocational Skill Acquisition Programme.
- To provide financial assistance to students who have critical financial needs, especially on health issues.
- To promote behavior change by encouraging openness and sharing of information.
- To enhance understanding of peer support and provide correct information.
- To provide the quality of life of students.
- To deal with identified issues of concern.