Why University Administrators Should Be Ruthless With The Law

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University administrators have been told to be ruthless in maintaining laws, rules and regulations to protect their institutions’ integrity and ensure discipline.

This was part of the resolutions at a ‘Professional Talk Show’ organised by the Joseph Ayo Babalola University’s chapter of the Association of Nigerian University Professional Association, (ANUPA), Ikeji-Arakeji.

The event which had the theme, “Navigating the Complexities of University Administration: Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Non-Teaching Staff” was moderated by a former Zonal Director of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Ibadan Zonal Station, Bolatito Joseph.

The discussants, Dr Olusegun Akinyemi from MacPherson University, Ogun State and Prof. Taiwo Amos of the Federal University of Technology, Akure maintained that teaching and Non-Teaching Staff’ play a crucial role in the University system and must work together to achieve a common goal.

They also among other things recommended a robust synergy between the office of the Vice Chancellor and that of the Registrar to save the University system from collapse. They also stressed the need for universities to leverage technological advancement to streamline examination processes and improve record keeping.

In his keynote address, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Olasebikan Fakolujo, said effective management of resources, streamlining of processes and support of academic and non-teaching functions are crucial to achieving institutional goals.

“By fostering the culture of inclusivity and cooperation among all staff categories, we can create a more cohesive and efficient administrative environment that benefits the University system”, the VC said.

While commending the University’s chapter of ANUPA, he said the forum provided valuable opportunity for knowledge sharing, best practice dissemination and capacity building especially at this time that the evolving educational landscape requires continuous learning and professional development.

The forum in its resolutions stressed the need for every administrative officer to possess confidentiality, integrity and accountability qualities for they are saddled with classified responsibilities. It also recommended regular training for teaching and non-teaching staff for optimal performance.

Parts of the resolutions were the need for internally generated technological tools to process admission and examination results; assigning academic and non-teaching staff to the job they fit into, staff motivation among others.

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