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Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu- Alike Ebonyi state, through the Centre for Human Resource Development (CHRD) recently exposed her teaching and non-teaching staff to a two-day workshop titled “A New Dimension to Work Ethics in the University”, geared towards boosting their productivity.
The high-impact workshop held at the Prof. Ababukar Rasheed Auditorium was also aimed at reforming the mind-sets of staff of the University to make them more serious-minded, dedicated and diligent in the discharge of their duties in order to ensure the actualization of the world class vision of the University.
Prof. Egwu U. Egwu espousing his points at the event
Speaking at the workshop on the topic ‘’ University Lecturer, Positive Mental Attitude, Ethical Issues and the Employer and the Students Point of View’’, the Director of Entrepreneurship and Employability, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Prof. Egwu U. Egwu, enjoined staff to be ethical in the discharge of their duties, adding that it involves being positive, doing the right things always, and not being reminded on what to do or supervised before one discharges their responsibilities.
Prof. Egwu further stressed the importance of lecturers cultivating cordial relationships with students, and acting as their fathers. He also emphasized that lecturers should exhibit positive mental attitude in discharging their functions in order to be able to groom and nurture students that will be self-confident and positive in their outlook to study and society.
Continuing, the erudite scholar noted that positive mental attitude helps one to be more ethical, more motivated and coordinated in their work and enjoined participants to exhibit good university citizenship behavior which involves going beyond the call of duty to look out for fellow staff and students who are lagging behind. He also called on lectures to help in grooming, nurturing and mentoring students as part of their learning process and thereby aid them to develop strong personal capacity that are needed for the realization and maximization of their full potential.
Eze Eze Ubi delivering his talk at the event
Eze Eze Ubi (CNA), Chief Accountant and Project Accountant in charge of Centre for Communicable Disease, Control and Research Clinic, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital (AE-FUTHA), speaking on the topic “Accountability and Job Satisfaction as a Gateway to Institutional Development”, informed participants that accountability is a condition of being answerable or report of an assignment or activity given to you to carry out. Job satisfaction, he continued, simply means the feeling of joy or satisfaction derived from doing what you are doing. He explained that duties given to staff usually vary, as such; each staff should take full responsibility of their duties, adding that this leads to efficiency and effectiveness which transcends to institutional development.
He further noted that once a staff is accountable, job satisfaction is bound to set in, and enjoined heads of units to delegate, monitor compliance and performance for every duty given to subordinates and ensure reports are timely as these enhances accountability. He also advised that when jobs are given to staff it should be designated according to abilities and people appreciated when they perform well; pointing out that most staff that are accountable, enjoy job satisfaction.
Cross-section of AE-FUNAI Staff at the event
In her presentation, “A Clerk Today, A Boss Tomorrow’’, Dr. Mrs. Chinyere Ndukwe, Head, Department of Public Administration, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, informed participants that no matter the level they find themselves, they should know they are important as such, discharge their jobs with dignity.
She explained that as a clerk, one should endeavor to be ambitious, acquire new certificates, new skills, and learn new methods of doing the old things as a pathway to becoming a boss tomorrow. She charged them to discharge their duties politely, be dependable, and have spirit of teamwork and engage in continuous learning. She also pointed out that if a staff at the junior cadre has a positive attitude to work, works diligently and obeys persons at the helm of affairs, they will enjoy tomorrow.
Dr. Mrs. Chinyere Ndukwe speaking at the event
The training programme is a response to the objectives set out by the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom, during his inaugural address to staff, when he among other things noted that training and capacity building of staff will be top priority of his administration. According to him, poorly-trained staff cannot contribute to the actualization of the vision of the University, hence the need to lay emphasis on their continuous and mandatory training.
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