The general orientation for new students joining The Maldives National University for 2017 2nd Semester was held on 9th July. The students were given a file containing a schedule of the upcoming Smart Learning Program, a notebook and a pencil upon arrival.
The orientation started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Afterwards, Vice Chancellor of The Maldives National University, Dr. Ali Fawaz Shareef greeted the students and talked about the importance of good behavior.
Next, our Deputy Vice Chancellor, Aishath Shaheen gave information about the University’s vision and academic policies. She mentioned the students will only be given exam and the certificate if their attendance is above 80%. After her speech, Registrar Saudulla Ali gave a brief presentation about the various forms and services provided by Student Administrative Services including course deferring, graduation, advanced standing, etc.
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Muaviyath Mohamed talked to students about the fee policy. He explained how the University offers courses at the lowest price possible and that we are the most affordable University/College in Maldives.
After the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s speech, Examination Controller Fathimath Naziya spoke about some of the important rules regarding exams at MNU. She also mentioned that the examination dates will be available on the MNU website. Next, Dean of Students Nadhiya Ahmed gave a speech about the services provided by Student Support Services which includes creating and resetting student email / self-service, counselling, gym, hostel accommodation etc.
For the last presentation, President of the MNU Student Union, Ali Rasheed Ahmed gave information about the various Student Union wings, their accomplishments and the event they organize.
The orientation ended after the Dean of Students wished the students luck and reminded them about the upcoming Welcome Night held specially for the new students joining MNU.