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    FUOYE trains staff on service delivery

    By Bamidele Eleniola and Toluwanimi Bamigbola

    As part of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina’s commitment to reposition Staff for performance enhancement and improved productivity, no fewer than 250 Non-teaching staff of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), were tutored on service delivery.

    At a capacity-filled hall, the training which was the initiative of the proactive and pragmatic Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Sunday Fasina was organized for optimization of service delivery under the new condition of service.

    FUOYE VC, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina

    It was held at the Faculty of Science of the Ivory Tower.

    In his opening address, Director Integrated Services and Training, Mr. Olarewaju Patrick Ogunjobi said “it is my honour and pleasure to welcome the Vice- Chancellor to this training programme and also welcome all our distinguished Principal Officers, and in fact the entire management to this all important workshop, titled Repositioning FUOYE staff for performance enhancement and improved productivity with the theme: Optimization of Service Delivery under the new Condition of Service.

    Participants/Speakers

    ” We are specifically honoured to also have sizeable numbers of the Vice Chancellor’s inner working group, as key speakers to share thoughts with us about repositioning the University non-teaching staff for performance enhancement and improved productivity.”

    Ogunjobi, who was a former Federal Character Commission staff said “as you all know, the university Non-teaching staff play vital roles in the smooth functioning and success of the institution especially as Non-teaching staff are the backbone of the running of the university system.

    “They are the one who ensure that the university runs efficiently, effectively and excellently, and for them to continue to be their best, our indefatigable and visionary leadership, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina has deemed it fit and incumbent to come up with measures to motivate the staff of the university.

    He continued: “As part of these motivation and encouragements, the management took a fundamental decision to review and come up with new schemes of service and condition of service.”

    Mr Ogunjobi said the essence of having these working and guiding tools were to provide institutional frameworks consistent, clear and unambiguous for the career progression of staff.

    He said: “The documents outlined the right and responsibilities of both employee and the employer; state terms and conditions of work for service delivery.”

    From Left: FUOYE Registrar, Mr. Muftau Ibrahim, Personnel Affairs Officer, Mr Sunday Akinkunmi

    While declaring the event open, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina said “it is my great pleasure to stand before you again and welcome you to yet another training programme for our non-teaching staff. It would be recalled that sometimes last year, a similar programme was organized for our Teaching-staff on Principles of Pedagogy This time around, we shall be looking at Repositioning Federal University Oye-Ekiti Staff for Performance Enhancement and Improved Productivity with the theme, ‘Optimization of Service Delivery under the New Conditions of Service.

    He went on: “The theme for this training, Programme “Optimization of service Delivery under the New Conditions of service is more timely and relevant.

    “As a forward thinking institution, we recognize that our service delivery, therefore, investing in your professional development is crucial for enhancing productivity, efficiency, and ultimately, elevating the quality of service we provide to our students and stakeholders.

    “The rapidly evolving landscape of higher education demands that we adapt and equip ourselves with necessary and relevant knowledge and skills to meet our challenges head-on. This training programme is, therefore, designed to empower you, our valued staff members, with tools and strategies to thrive in the new Conditions of service, to enable you optimize your performance and contribute to the university’s overall success.

    “Today, you will have the opportunity to engage with those you are already working with and who are essentially part and parcel of Management, Particularly in personnel matter.

    “They will interact with you how best to gain valuable insight into best practices for service delivery as well as look into unproductive activities within the system, which hinders effective service delivery, amongst others. This platform will also foster an exchange of ideas, encourage collaboration and ultimately position you to excel in your respective roles.”

    Staff of Directorate of Integrated Services

    According to him, investing in professional growth was his priority as “we are not only enhancing our individual capabilities but also strengthening the collective potential of our institution.
    “Together, we can create an environment that nurtures excellence, fosters innovation, and delivers exceptional service to our students and ultimately, the system.

    You would observe that our system is rapidly evolving, not with the various ingenious ways we have been conducting training in both virtual and physicals. This is to customize trainings in such ways that will help us to actualize our vision and mission, and improve on our efficiency and guide us towards not only producing outstanding students, but also being pragmatic in expanding our frontier towards the exposition of our various technological and innovative endeavors to be benefit to local public, through patronage and investment attractions,” the Vice-Chancellor added.

    Dr. Awosusi Omojola

    He, however, extended his gratitude to the organizers and facilitators who had dedicated their time and expertise to make this training programme a reality adding “your commitment to our Institution’s growth and development is truly commendable.”

    He continued: “As we embark on this journey of learning and self-improvement, I encourage you to approach this training with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a determination to apply the acquired knowledge in your day-to-day responsibilities.”

    Delivering his lecture on “Techniques of Effective Time Management, Target Setting and Performance Appraisal,” the university Registrar, Mr. Muftau Ibrahim took the participants through effective use of time on official duties.

    Mr. Akinkunmi Sunday Ayodele spoke on identifying and Dealing with Unproductive Practices in Public Service.

    The Personnel Officer, Mr. Akinkunmi Sunday Ayodele reeled out some unethical practices among staff and charged the participants to be committed in discharging their duties.

    While engaging the participants on the Essential of the New Scheme of Service and Conditions of Service as related to FUOYE, Dr. Awosusi Omowumi Omojola explained the importance of the new two documents for staff in discharging their daily office work.

    The former Registrar, Ekiti State University also explained the difference between distinct and new cadre to the participants.

    Highlight of the event was presentation of certificate to the participants.

    Photo credit: Toluwanimi Bamigbola

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