Student Orientation for January 2009

(17-18 January 2009)

The student orientation for the fifth semester was held simultaneously in Penang, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru on January 18th, and a day earlier in Kota Bharu.

The students received goodie bags of WOU t-shirts, pens, bookmarks and orientation CDs upon registration for orientation.

The regional office directors welcomed the new students and briefed them on the rules and regulations. The students across the country were treated to a pre-recorded speech by Vice Chancellor Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan projected on the big screen.

Penang Regional Office Director K Manoharan gives his welcome speech at the main campus.

Penang Regional Office Director K Manoharan gives his welcome speech at the main campus.

This was followed by the recital of the Student Oath led by a new student at the respective orientation sessions organised by the regional offices.

WOU web designer and new WOU student Johnathan Tan leads in the oath-taking,

WOU web designer and new WOU student Johnathan Tan leads in the oath-taking,

The deans of the academic schools represented WOU in presenting the university’s open distance learning model to the students and in highlighting the two Master’s programmes. The students were also briefed on the inaugural Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Honours) programme offered by the School of Foundation and Liberal Studies.

Part of the crowd at the student orientation in Penang.

Part of the crowd at the student orientation in Penang.

Students later received a hands-on learning on WOU’s IT facilities, the WawasanLearn portal, online submissions of assignments and about the digital library access, before the orientation ended at about 4.30pm.

KLRO director Abdul Rahman Sidek explains the rules and regulations.

KLRO director Abdul Rahman Sidek explains the rules and regulations.

WOU student Liew Lih Lih conducts a hands-on session on WawasanLearn.

WOU student Liew Lih Lih conducts a hands-on session on WawasanLearn.