UNICAL Man O' War camping
Man O’ War University of Calabar command embarked on two weeks course (course AL382) at Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (Federal Ministry of Youth Development) ALUU (Forest School), Port Harcourt, River State. Uchegbu Stanley (A 300 level of Accounting Student) Reports.
Man O war University of Calabar, command led by commandant, Pat. Israel Akpanudo (A 300 level of embarked on a two weeks Citizenship and leadership training camp on 16th July, 2011 at Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (Federal Ministry of Youth Development) ALUU (Forest School), Port Harcourt, River State. The training camp which was sponsored by the school Management. Campusife gathered that the basic aim of the camping was to enlighten the members of Man O’ War Unical Command on citizenship and leadership training course which will yield towards community development as well as the ability of coping and adjusting to life challenges. The courses they undergo on camp were; historical background of citizenship and leadership training centre (Man O’ War), these include lecturers on the formation of the centre by the Federal government under the Ministry of Youth Development, objective, vision and mission of the centre. The cadets were also advanced on the basic skills towards intervening or preventing situation from getting worse, life saving by using a first aid treatment.
The ability to interact and relate well with the society to avoid conflict among societal members which is titled “human relationship” was delivered, others were, how to read map using campers to trace a direction or measuring a distance and space to discover clue points, building the individual towards leadership skills and responsibility towards the growth of it’s community, how to work with time to achieve a particular goal, how to resolve conflict among individuals or groups, and finally Robe knotting, this entails using different skills and techniques in tightening and hanging rope as well as the type of knot/rope applicable to a particular situation or condition as in life saving, security and safety rope, obstacle intervention and rock climbing rope. Other activities at the training camp were physical activities, using rope obstacle intervention exercise, assault training for endurance circuit training for physical fitness, tug of war for group work and interventive techniques, endurance trekking for adventurous and challenges, lastly was mental and natural skill; this also include quiz competition, impromptus speech, symposium, seminar presentation, drama, initiative tests and others. To add more fun to the camp, extra curriculum activities was not left out, cooking competition, camp fire, devotion, football, drills/jogging parade.
Acting Agjtant General Oyama Inyang Oyama (300 level of Educational technology), narrated to campuslife his experience, “We have learnt how to manage time, relate with individuals effectively in the society, coping with situation and challenges as a good leader, solving problems and addressing situation to avoid conflict, tackling problems through “team work”, saving life and rendering voluntary services to the community, using rope to save life and obstacles, endurance and adaptation to social changes.
Certificate of attendance and a blue batch was awarded to all participants.
Pat. Akpanudo Israel, the Chief Commandant Officer (CCO),who thanked God immensely for making the camping exercise a success, no disqualification of members or lost of life in the course of training. He thanked the school authority most especially the Vice Chancellor Prof. James Epoke, the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Joseph Asor and other staffs of the institution for their recommendation and contribution towards the success of the camping. He equally appreciated the effort of the unit coordinator C