AAUA VC Congratulates Re-absorbed Staff, Urges them to Grow Varsity
The Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, last week, felicitated with the 60 reinstated staff of the Institution who were disengaged in 2012, and urged them to put in their best as critical stakeholders of the Varsity with a view to take it to an enviable height.
Prof. Ajibefun gave the charge in his remark at a two-day orientation programme organized by the University for the re-absorbed members.
He said, “I encourage you to work hard in your respective offices and also put in your best. If you put in your best, you will make the University to thrive and compete well with other Universities around the world.”
The VC, who also delivered a paper, entitled, ‘The Challenges of Higher Education in Nigeria and the Roles of Stakeholders’, said the workforce as critical stakeholders are duty-bound to portray the University in good light before the public.
He noted, “As members of staff of the University, you are critical stakeholders and you should know that you have to portray the University in good light. If you say the University is good, then you are also saying that the staffers are good.”
The lead paper Presenter and Guest Speaker, Mr. Ayo Ogunruku, who talked on ‘Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude’, urged the reinstated staff to put the past behind them. He said, “Your past experiences should be put behind you. Put forth good attitude that will enhance your job performance and the status of the University system as your attitude will determine your altitude.”
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof.Olugbenga Ige, who presented a paper, entitle, ‘Let Go and Let’s Grow Together: The University as a Communal Home’, enjoined the staff to put forth efforts that would make the University to achieve its vision and mission.
DVC said, “The vision and mission are the purposeful forces that bind us together as a University Community. Achieving them in this regard requires joint efforts as stakeholders in this communal home. For instance, I would not have been privileged to come across people like you if I had not been engaged to teach in the Faculty of Science, my place of primary assignment. The same goes for everyone of us in our respective engagements in the University Community.
Speaking on ‘Job Ethics and Information Management as Keys to Institutional Corporate Image’, the University Registrar, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun, said workers must always strive to ensure that they protect the corporate image of the University at all times.
He said, “The University is a corporate body with legal entity and has corporate image which all of us must strive to protect at all times. As we endeavour to adhere to job ethics, we must also abstain from unfounded rumour that affects our University. When we are in doubt, we should be mindful of the information we give about the University which can either make or mar it. Rather, we should always project the image of the University positively.”
Other Resource Persons were Dean of Post Graduate School, Professor C.A Daramola, who spoke on ‘Overcoming Emotional Setback and Stress in the Workplace’, Prof. Victor Olumekun, who talked on ‘Building a Unique Academic Brand: AAUA in Perspective’, Dr. A.D Ikuomola, who spoke on ‘Corporate Communication and Relationship: Strategic Approaches in Crisis Resolution’, Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs), Mr. Adedayo Adedeji, who talked on ‘The Need for Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Workplace’, and Mr. Olufemi Iroko, who examined ‘Maximizing Your Potential and Opportunities on the Job’.
The re-absorbed staff, in their reactions, thanked the Management for deeming it fit to organize the programme for them as part of efforts to ensure that they are properly reintegrated to the University. They also urged the Management to replicate similar programme for the entire University workforce.
AAUA Work-Study Scheme: Beneficiaries Charged to Reciprocate Varsity’s Magnanimity
The new beneficiaries of the Student Work-Study Scheme, SWSS, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, have been urged to reciprocate the gesture by being diligent and being of good conduct in their various places of assignment.
The Scheme, which took-off in July 2010, allows willing and indigent students to work for two hours every work day for monetary stipend to support themselves financially while studying in the University.
The Director of SWSS, Dr. Adejompo Fagbohunka, gave the charge on Monday last week while issuing letter of employment to 50 beneficiaries of the Scheme for the First Semester of the 2016/2017 academic session.
Dr. Fagbohunka said, “You will agree with me that University Management has been magnanimous enough to have continued with this programme despite the prevailing financial crunch in the University.
“I therefore urge you, in your own interest, to reciprocate the magnanimity of the Management. Please, be diligent at work and be of good conduct. Be submissive to bosses and take the advantage of this scheme to learn the work ethics.”
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke after receiving their letters thanked the University Management for sustaining the scheme and promised to abide by the rules and regulations guiding it.