The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba has charged staff of the University to always go the extra mile in the discharge of their official responsibilities.

The Vice Chancellor made the charge in a meeting with Senior Registry Staff of the University on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba addressing the Senior Registry Staff

Reflecting on two Bible parables of the ten virgins and the talents, Prof. Nwajiuba urged the staff to always be proactive, perform beyond expectation and go the extra mile in carrying out their duties, and be conscious of the fact that ‘God is watching and waiting for the account of your stewardship.’

“How are you using the opportunity God gave you to work in FUNAI? Be prepared to account for your actions before God”, he said.

Decrying the poor dress sense of some staff of the University, the Vice Chancellor advised the Registry staff to learn how to dress smartly for every occasion.

The Professor of Agricultural Economics further charged them to show character and learning in all their work-related activities, encouraging them to be knowledgeable on University rules and regulations.

“The guardian and custodian of University rules and regulations and procedures is the registry

“If you are not sufficiently grounded in the rules and regulations, then the University is in trouble

“You have to be sufficiently knowledgeable on your job

“You must take time to equip yourself in order to understand your job and responsibilities and conduct yourself with decorum”, he enthused.

The Vice Chancellor also urged the staff to manage their private lives privately and learn to respect their superiors, advising them to change their work attitude being conscious of the fact that God is watching.

Stressing the importance of ICT in 21st century administration, the Vice Chancellor challenged the staff to be computer savvy and IT-compliant, noting that the era of analogue registry was over.

“Don’t pretend to be computer literate and IT-compliant. Every staff of the University must be properly trained in that regard. That is the direction we are going”, he noted.

On that note the Vice Chancellor directed the Registrar to liaise with the Directorate of ICT to ensure proper training of Registry staff on the use of computer and internet platforms for their administrative activities.

The Vice Chancellor also used the occasion to reiterate his irrevocable commitment to the vision and ideals of the University, stating “I shall resist the attempt to derail me from achieving my goals in this University.”

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