Oct 12, 2021

Freshman Orientation - Class of 2025

On September 4, 2021, our second group of BSc. Business Information Technology students reported to the Palm Hostel located at EMEFS Estate, Afienya – Mataheko. 

On Monday, September 6, 2021, the Freshmen arrived on campus to begin their orientation. They were formally welcomed by the President of Palm Institute. He spoke to them about the Palm Honor System and Examination Code and its relevance.

He further educated the Freshmen on the Palm Innovation Lab and Entrepreneurship Projects and the Palm Centre for Ethical & Excellent Leadership (PCEL) program.

The Registrar introduced the students to the various Academic Services and also gave them a talk on “Surviving the Challenges of University Life.”  She also went through the rules and regulations for the lecture hall, hostel and shuttle services with the students.

The Career Service Officer also introduced the students to the Career Services Department and its mandate such as provision of Internships, Job-Shadowing, Community Services and Corporate Mentoring opportunities for students.

The Librarian of the University College orientated the students on how to use the library effectively. He discussed the usefulness, purpose and objectives of the library. He also introduced to the students the Library policies students are expected to follow.

The Director for International Programs, addressed the Freshmen on International Students Exchanges and International Internships in USA and UK. She also educated the Freshmen on the Palm Sexual Harassment Policy.

The IT Officer, practically walked the Freshmen through the Online Students Information System (OSIS) Management and the E-Learning platform

As part of the orientation; Wednesday, September 8, 2021 was the Day with the Parents. Parents of the Freshmen arrived from all over the country to be present for the event. They were introduced to the services the University provides for the students and were also told about the expectations the University College has of them as parents who wards are receiving scholarships and education here at Palm.

During the orientation the students were addressed by the Board Chair of NAPE Foundation, USA, a Trustee of the David Okai Okantey (DOO) Foundation, the International Programs Coordinator, Oklahoma State University (OSU), the Ag. Director of Finance, the President of the Palm Student Council and a representative of the Palm Alumni Council.

Sep 22, 2021

Welcome, Class of 2025!

Last day of orientation activities
Last day of orientation activities

On September 4, 2021, our second cohort of BSc. Business Information Technology students reported to the Palm Hostel located at EMEFS Estate, Afienya – Mataheko near the Palm campus. 

On Monday, September 6th, 2021, the Freshmen arrived on campus to begin their orientation. They were formally welcomed by the President of Palm Institute. He spoke to them about the mission of Palm and our quest to educate ethical and excellent leaders in African. He also spoke them about the Palm Honor System and Examination Code and its relevance to our effort to educate ethical leaders. He presented the Palm Innovation & Technology Lab, Capstone and Entrepreneurship Projects, the Palm Centre for Ethical & Excellent Leadership (PCEL) and their relevance to lifelong career and professional development of the Palm students and graduates.

The Registrar introduced the students to the various Academic Services and gave them a talk on “Surviving the Challenges of University Life.”  She elaborated on the rules and regulations for the lecture hall, hostel and shuttle services with the students.

The Career Service Officer also introduced the freshmen to the Career Services Department and its mandate to set up and facilitate Internships, Job-Shadowing, Community Services and Corporate Mentoring opportunities for all Palm students.

The Librarian of the University orientated the students on how to use the library effectively. He discussed the usefulness, purpose and objectives of the library. He also introduced the freshmen to the University Library policies and encouraged all freshmen to adhere to them.  

The Director for International Programs addressed the freshmen on International Students Exchanges and International Internships in USA and UK. She also educated the new students on the Palm Sexual Harassment Policy.

The IT Officer, practically walked the Freshmen through the Online Students Information System (OSIS) Management and the E-Learning platform to ensure a smooth transition into the University Information Technology Systems.

As part of the orientation, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 was dedicated to parents of our Freshman Class; the “Day with the Parents”. Parents of the Freshmen arrived from all over the country to participate in our Freshman Orientation Activities for the Class of 2025. They were introduced to the services the University provides for all Palm students and were told about the expectations the University has of them as parents who children are receiving full and partial scholarships to be educated here at Palm.

During the orientation the students were addressed by the Board Chair of NAPE Foundation, USA, a Trustee of the David Okai Okantey (DOO) Foundation, the International Programs Coordinator, Oklahoma State University (OSU), the President of the Palm Student Council and a representative of the Palm Alumni Council. We are extremely grateful to have the Class of 2025 on campus with us. Welcome to the Palm Family!

Freshman Orientation, Class of 2025
Freshman Orientation, Class of 2025
Arrival of Freshmen
Arrival of Freshmen
A photo with our the parents of our Freshman Class
A photo with our the parents of our Freshman Class
A photo with our Freshman Class, Class of 2025
A photo with our Freshman Class, Class of 2025
Jul 5, 2021

A Successful 1st Semester at Palm

Freshman Orientation

On 1st February 2021, we welcomed our first batch of the BSc. Business Information Technology degree students on campus for a three-day orientation. The freshmen were welcomed to the University and were introduced to the various policies, departments and centers of the University. The students were introduced to the International Affairs Office and the potential for International student exchanges with Oklahoma State University (OSU) and international internships in the US and UK with various organizations. 

In the course of the semester the following programs were organized:

Academic Services Virtual Training

On 4th February, 2021, the Administrative Staff and Faculty of Palm Institute attended a training on Academic Services. The facilitator who was from one of the prominent universities in Ghana encouraged the staff and faculty to engage and build relationships with the Palm students to get to know them and their individual needs, strengths and goals, be accessible, provide support for their concerns and challenges. He shared various advisory approaches to help Palm faculty and staff deal with individual students on campus.  

Palm Mentoring Program

A virtual meeting was held on February 28th, 2021 to kick start the Palm Corporate Mentoring Program.  The virtual program began with the introduction of the designated mentors to their assigned mentees. Students were encouraged to seek advice and ask questions to learn more about their mentor’s relevance in their lives and also seek to learn from practical business experiences, practices and workplace culture.

Personal Branding and Social Technology Training

A virtual webinar was organized for faculty, staff and students on March 11th, 2021 on Personal Branding and Social Technology. A resource person from Yamaha Company, Japan led the webinar sharing branding tools and how to manage online platforms.  She shared ways to present a positive image of oneself and how to use social media to enhance yourself professionally. 

 

Matriculation Ceremony

On March 27th, 2021, Palm Institute formally introduced the new freshman class. The history of Palm Institute, the services offered to students and the expectations of students throughout their next four years at Palm were shared with students and parents.  The freshmen took the Matriculation Oath to be formally admitted into Palm Institute.  A representative of the students spoke on behalf of all matriculants and expressed their gratitude for being admitted into the University College. After the ceremony, everyone invited enjoyed refreshments and conversation.

End of First Semester Ceremony Get-together

On May 10, 2021, the freshmen of Palm Institute began their end of first semester examination. As the first group of the degree program, the University College hosted a closing ceremony to mark the end of a successful semester. Students had fun to celebrate the end of the semester.

Semester Two-2020/2021 Academic Year

The second semester for the academic year is scheduled to begin on the 5th June, 2021. Students are to go through their course registration process and begin lectures on the 7th June, 2021.

 
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