Jun 16, 2021

A Successful 1st Semester of the2020/2021 Academic Year at Palm Institute

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.

Mar 11, 2021

Freshman Orientation, Academic Services Training & Matriculation

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 

After waiting for so long, we are ecstatic to have our freshmen on campus! The moment has finally come! On February 1st, we welcomed our first group of degree students on campus for a three-day orientation. The founder and the president of Palm Institute, commenced the program with a welcome address. He also shared with the students some of what they can expect at Palm Institute detailing Academic Services which includes the Palm Honor System and Examination Code, Career Services, and a community service component of the degree program. The Librarian, discussed the usefulness of the library and some of the policies students are expected to follow. The president shared further about the BSC. Business Information Technology program and its relevance, the Sexual Harassment Policy, and the process for online course registration. The last day of orientation included the president discussing International Affairs and the potential for international student exchanges with OSU as well as international internships in the US and UK with various organizations. Our Councelors shared about the importance and availability of counseling and support at Palm Institute.  

ACADEMIC SERVICES VIRTUAL TRAINING 

On February 4th, the staff, faculty, and leadership of Palm Institute attended a training presented by a colleague from Ashesi University on Academic Services. The training was designed to equip staff and faculty with providing students exceptional academic advising to guarantee their success throughout the four years at Palm Institute. He encouraged the staff and faculty to engage and build relationships with the students to get to know them and their individual needs, strengths, and goals; be accessible and support and empower them through any concerns or challenges. our colleague from Ashesi shared various advisory approaches as well depending on the individual student.  

 

8TH MATRICULATION CEREMOMY 

On February 27th Palm Institute formally introduced the Freshman Class; Class of 2024  The President of Palm Institute, together with faculty, staff, Board members and the University Council welcomed families, friends, relatives, invited guests and other dignitaries to the campus at Manya Jopanya.

The president shared the history of Palm Institute, the services offered to students and the expectations of students throughout their next four years at Palm.  The Acting Provost led the students through a Matriculation Oath to formally admit them into Palm Institute.  The Chair of Council gave the keynote speech.  One of the matriculants spoke on behalf of all matriculants.  After the ceremony, everyone invited enjoyed refreshments and conversation.

 

Mar 1, 2021

Freshman Orientation & Academic Services Training

After waiting for so long, we are ecstatic to have our freshmen on campus! The moment has finally come!

On February 1st, 2021, we welcomed our first group of degree students on campus for a three-day orientation. Dr. Peter Carlos Okantey, founder and the president of Palm Institute, commenced the program with a welcome address.  He also shared with the students some of what they can expect at Palm Institute detailing Academic Services which includes the Palm Honor System and Examination Code, Career Services and a community service component of the degree program.  Mr. Ebenezer Pobi, who is a librarian, discussed the usefulness of the library and some of the policies students are expected to follow.  Dr. Okantey shared further about the BSC. Business Information Technology program and it’s relevance, the Sexual Harassment Policy and the process for online course registration.  The last day of orientation included Dr. Okantey discussing International Affairs and the potential for international student exchanges with OSU as well as international internships in the US and UK with various organizations.  Mrs. Benedicta Ashiagbor and Mrs. Beth Okantey shared about the importance and availability of counseling and support at Palm Institute. 

 

ACADEMIC SERVICES VIRTUAL TRAINING

On February 4th, the staff, faculty and leadership of Palm Institute attended a training presented by Mr. Emmanuel Ntow from Ashesi University on Academic Services.  The training was designed to equip staff and faculty with providing students exceptional academic advising to guarantee their success throughout the four years at Palm Institute.  He encouraged the staff and faculty to engage and build relationships with the students to get to know them and their individual needs, strengths and goals; be accessible and support and empower them through any concerns or challenges.  Mr. Ntow shared various advisory approaches as well depending on the individual student.  

 
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