The University Authorities recognize the students' Union Government as a relevant arm of the central Administration of the University. Although it is not compulsory that all students should participate fully in Students' Unionism, the University authorities expect all student to be financially involved in student Unionism for easy administration of students.
The purpose of the students Union is to promote and expand interest in students and the student body. The Executive Officers of the student Union Government are president, Vice-president, General Secretary, Assistant general secretary, welfare officer, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Sports Director, Public Relations Officer, and Director of Socials.
The constitution prepared and approved by the students themselves regulates the conduct of the students Union Government.
Demonstration And Protests
CRUTECH recognizes the crucial importance of maintaining open communication and dialogue in the process of identifying and resolving problems, which may arise from the dynamics of life in the University. All members of the CRUTECH community are therefore free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions.
Also important, however is the legitimate right of any member of the community to disagree, to hold different opinion or to think differently from others. This is an integral aspect of University education and academic freedom. But because academic freedom is rather fragile, and for it to be meaningful, the community must always be protected from attack by extremists of whatever persuasion, which would negate this essential freedom of inquiry, by their coercive and disruptive actions, which interfere with the rights, and freedom of others.
Students are free to support causes by all orderly means as long as they do not disrupt the regular and essential operations and activities of the University since such disruptions would violate the responsible exercise of free enquiry and expression.
Student Union Government Elections
One of the most difficult mandates of Student Affairs department is the duty to conduct elections into the various elective offices of the Students Union Government (SUG).
In the preceding section, we raised the issue of nurturing and managing the Students Union Government arising from the fact that these young, energetic and promising leaders are also exuberant, adventurous and slightly undiscerning in their age.
Otherwise, why should the Student Affairs department be charged with the onerous responsibility of conducting elections into elective positions of the SUG? Some institutions have tried to allow students conduct their own elections with awkward results. The outcome of this experiment, but for one or two cases have been largely disastrous in most respects hence the Students Affairs department is still charged with this function in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
An electoral committee comprising of both staff and students is constituted by the University administration with the Dean of Students as Chairman. The committee is in charge of all aspects of the election including:
Setting the time table for the elections
Nomination of Candidates
Screening of Candidates
Stating the guideline and period for campaign by Candidates
Organizing the presentation of manifesto by Candidates
Organizing the voting proper, counting the votes and
Declaration of the results
To qualify as a legitimate candidate in the election, most institutions insist among other things, on some or a combination of the following:
Candidate must have spent at least one full session in the institution
Candidate must not be a member of a secret cult
Candidate must have a cumulative Grade Point average of at least 3.5
The candidate must have been a registered student for the current session
It is during the screening of candidates that the committee crosschecks the claims stated by a candidate with his/her form and makes a pronouncement on whether a candidate is qualified to run for office or not. Security agents also largely assist the University with information on any candidate’s membership/non-membership status to a secret cult.
This step has been useful to the University but has caused certain problems for others Universities in circumstances where the agencies have been compromised by interests. After the screening, the list of qualified candidates is published and the temporary restrain on any form of campaign is lifted. The University limits the type/features of campaigns that candidates would be involved in, including the use of colored posters or organizing a motorcade. The campaign usually terminates between 12-24 hours before voting commences, with the presentation of a written or oral manifesto before the voters.
Voting may be organized in a general polling center, or in designated polling centers using Faculties and Departments as the basis for delineation. After voting, counting of votes and announcements of the results, the committee becomes functus officio and all complaints arising from the conduct of the elections now go to an Election Tribunal constituted by the administration to review the activities of the Electoral Board.
The current practice mandates that no officer-elect whose election is being challenged at the Electoral Tribunal should be sworn into the office before a verdict is given by the tribunal. The tribunal is given2 weeks to conclude its sessions, findings and conclusions.
Steps to Participate in Work Study
Students participating in the Work Study program need to:
The CRUTECH Work Study Office does not provide personnel placement. Students are chosen after a written examination from which the best students are placed according to their grades and needs from the particular MDA.
Your Rights and Responsibilities
Students are responsible to their supervisors for punctual, regular, and efficient performance of job duties. Supervisors must be notified in advance of any absence.
Students are expected to remain in their chosen job for the entire semester, September to December, or January to April. If you quit your job mid semester, you cannot begin a new position until the start of the next semester. If you plan to work a different job for the spring term (January), you must notify the Work Study Office in writing and must pick up a new WS packet in early January. The new paperwork must be returned to the Federal Work Study Office as soon as possible.
One Job Limit
You cannot hold more than one Work Study job at a time. Also, no student can hold a Work Study job and a non-Work Study job within the University at the same time.
Withdrawal from program
If you intend to withdraw from the Federal Work Study Program, either temporarily or permanently, you must advise your supervisor and the Work Study Office. You should give two weeks' notice to the employer.
Loss of Earnings
If you leave a job, you should not expect to have earnings replaced by any other type of financial aid.
You must be enrolled on a full-time basis to be eligible to participate in the Work Study during the.
Healthy body, healthy mind is a well-used saying, but it is, perhaps, most relevant while you are at University. Living away from home and managing a busy social calendar, while staying healthy, both in mind and body, is not always easy. To help you to excel in the classroom, HealthyYou is here to provide advice and information on a range of health issues important to students.
CRUTECH wants you to achieve your full potential during your time here. There are a number of great ways for you to get more involved with everything university life has to offer.
Not only will these opportunities provide you with a platform to develop new skills and enhance your CV, but they will help you meet new people whilst having fun at the same time. Make the most of your CRUTECH experience and take advantage of all the different opportunities available to you - starting here!
The aim of this section is to provide students and staff with information about the health risks involved with alcohol, drugs and smoking, as well as how to seek help if you ever need it. Though comparatively few people run into serious problems with alcohol or drug misuse, but it is often a contributory factor in depression, academic failure, relationship problems, debt, violence, breaking the law and sexually transmitted diseases.
Tips for cutting down on alcohol
What you can do:
Commonly used drugs and side-effects
The risks of smoking include: