UNIJOS SEEKS TO ENTHRONE POSITIVE WORK ATTITUDE
In its pursuit of encouraging best practices among Staff towards effective and efficient discharge of their duties, Management of the University of Jos have organized a two-day workshop for both teaching and Non-teaching Staff of the University. on the enthronement of positive work attitude in the University.
The workshop which was held between Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April 2012 at the University multipurpose hall, had the theme “Enthronement of Positive Work Attitude for Staff of the University of Jos” and was declared open by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Hayward Babale Mafuyai.
The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Benjamin Ugwu stressed the need for improvement in work ethics among Staff, stating that Staff attitude can always be improved upon if such values as sacrifice, punctuality, hard work are upheld in the workplace.
Registrar of the University, Barr. Danjuma Jilli-Dandam described the workshop as a welcome development. He appealed to Staff to key into the vision and mission of the present University Management by giving their best to work despite obvious challenges, in order to add value to the system.
The Resource Person, Mr Peter Oyeneye who spoke on the theme ‘Improving Service Delivery on the Campus through Smart Work Ethics’, identified the University as the key producer of intellectual workforce to an economy. Mr Oyeneye who is a Public Relations and Management Consultant, stressed that if other sectors of the economy are seeking to improve, the University that produces them must also improve.
He identified Work Ethics as a set of values based on hard-work and diligence, which involves being personally accountable and responsible for the work one does, and includes integrity, being reliable, having initiative and pursuing new skills.
The Workshop addressed such issues as the need for team work among the Members of the University Senate, Teaching Staff, Senior and Junior Non-Teaching Staff urging them to serve as motivators not de-motivators to each other and to the Students. According to him, this will enable the University to flood the Nigerian and International markets with ‘STAR PRODUCTS’ not just graduates.
Tongdyen K. Din (Information and Publication Unit)