CAPACITY BUILDING: FUNAI KICK-STARTS RETRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SENIOR STAFF
In other to ensure higher productivity and maximum output per man hour, the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo Ebonyi State has kick-started its mandatory quarterly retraining programme for the senior staff of the Institution.
Declaring the event open, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba said he was irrevocably committed to building a virile, competent, committed and passionate workforce, adding that the days of indolence, truancy nonchalance were over in the University. While charging staff to imbibe positive work attitude and good work ethics, the Vice Chancellor stated that the retraining programme was meant to keep the staff up-to-date on recent development on University administration.
The Vice Chancellor who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Sunday Elom enjoined staff to take the retraining programme seriously, noting that as human resource, they constitute an important factor in the development of the University.
Earlier, the chairman, Senate Committee on Staff Retraining Programme, Professor Austin Chukwu, maintained that the training was apt and timely, taking into cognizance the vision of the University and the numerous complaints about staff laxity and nonchalance in the performance of their duties. He said such if allowed to continue unabated, will surely ground the system to a halt, adding that the retraining programme was to arrest these industrial vices.
Professor Chukwu said: ‘’retraining program is to ensure the University achieves its purpose. We need to grow and this can be achieved by learning before we lose the sight of why we are here.” The VC decided on this retraining process in order to enhance the productivity of staff, nothing that ethics and code of conducts, intellectual competence and memo writing would be the crux of the programme.
At the end of the opening ceremony, the participants were split into syndicate groups in order to deal with the peculiarities of each administrative departments of the University.