By Amin Kef (Ranger)
It was all fun throughout on the 11th March, 2022 at the No. 2 beach at the Western Rural Peninsula as Management, Staff and Students of one top notch educational entities in the country, the College of Digital Excellence (CODE), situated on 36 Main Motor Road, Congo Cross in Freetown where warmly interacting and socializing in an outing that they organized in order to foster more understanding, make new friends and above provide an opportunity for them to relax away from their normal life routines.
Speaking to the Press, the Founder and Director of CODE, Niaharika Agnani, intimated that she strongly believes that acquisition of education should not only be limited to routine academic work but should also include social interaction, teamwork and networking.
“The students have been studying very hard for their exams and were excited about the outing,” she disclosed adding that it is an event that was deemed necessary to organize as it availed them ,especially the students to have fun after working so hard in the pursuit of their various courses.
Alhaji Abdullah Kamara, an IT student at CODE, informed this medium that he and his companions have been eagerly looking forward to such an activity that would foster networking amongst students. At the beach Alhaji revealed that they will be playing football and other games adding those who are adept in swimming will do so but said he will advise those who do not have the ability not to venture as it could be risky.
He also noted that the outing will serve as an outreach event to showcase the college and what it has to offer to the public.
Kadiatu Sesay, a Bachelor of Computer Application student, explained that the college has lined up a series of activities for the event, including sporting and traditional fun activities and a dancing competition for all of the college students who are divided into various categories.
She said there are several prizes for the winners.
This medium reliably learnt that the event has been added to CODE’s event calendar and is expected to become an annual occurrence.
The college believes that social interaction is an important part of education and that events like such can help students to build lasting relationships with each other.
According to research, social interaction is essential for mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that people who have strong social connections are happier, healthier and more resilient to stress.
Social interaction also helps to improve academic performance by reducing stress levels and promoting positive attitudes towards learning.
The CODE outing was a great opportunity for students to take a break away from their academic work and have some fun. It was also an opportunity for them to meet new people and build lasting relationships.
Management of the college believes that events like this can help to create a positive and supportive learning environment for students.