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UNICAL VC charges the staff with their dedication to work



UNICAL VC charges the staff with their dedication to work

By George Odok The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi, has tasked the institution’s staff to be punctual, responsive and dedicated at all times.

Obi gave the charge on Monday to Calabar while declaring open a four-day training workshop organized by the Association of Nigerian University Administrators (ANUPA), UNICAL chapter, for administrative and executive staff.

The VC told the more than 2,000 employees present at the workshop that a good attitude towards work and punctuality help to promote the image and the capacity of the institution.

She said her administration was committed to the welfare and training of academic and non-academic staff, adding that the hardworking staff would be rewarded accordingly by the end of the year.

“As a UNICAL employee, I ask you to be responsive, punctual and dedicated to service at all times. I urge you to change your attitude towards work and commit to learning.

“I am aware that we still have challenges when it comes to some basic needs that you need in your different offices, I want to assure you that we will overcome them.

“So much has changed, the cost of personnel is high now, we need adequate funding to help us move this institution forward.

“Under my administration, I will ensure that there is continuous training for the staff of all managers to improve your skills and attitude towards work,” she said.

Speaking earlier, the President of ANUPA, UNICAL branch, Mr. George Igbikikuno, said the training was organized to maintain the highest level of professional practice, good conduct and discipline among the members of the association.

He added that the workshop was also organized to promote the free exchange of ideas and good relations among the members of the branch.

He urged the CV to address the problem of the lack of office space for Registry Department staff, adding that most of them were operating without comfortable desks.

The institution’s registrar, Mr. Gabriel Egbe, said administrators are in a better position to tackle the huge challenges facing the education sector due to their exposure and training.

Egbe urged participants to pay attention to resource persons during the training in order to acquire increased knowledge that would sharpen their skills.

“To become a professional, we must consciously build a career that will set us apart from the crowd. As administrators, we must strive for excellence; excellence in our character and our professional life, ”he said. (NOPE)

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