“We Won’t Tolerate Administrative Ineptitude”, University VC Warns
By our reporter
The Vice Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, MOUAU, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe has said that his administration is poised to rendering quality service in the institution and would not welcome unnecessary distractions.
The Vice Chancellor who made this known when the Top Registry Staff Forum of MOUAU paid him a courtesy visit at his office, noted that the University has incurred a lot of setbacks, damages, and legal litigations in the past, arising from administrative misguide, and warned that the University would not tolerate any further administrative ineptitude.
While encouraging members of the forum to work hard to ensure administrative effectiveness in the University, the Vice-Chancellor challenge them, to see their duties as paramount, as Top Registry Staff, who are the think tank of the University
He also advised the staff to always guide the University properly by studying regulations and policies regarding all administrative documentation and organisational structures.
Prof. Madu Iwe noted that the issues enumerated by the Top Registry Staff Forum were already in the University’s scheme for attention, urging them to be patient while he works hard to improve the University’s resources, so as to meet the demands.
Speaking earlier, on behalf of other members of the forum, the Registrar of the University, Mrs. Jacinta Ogwo-Agu congratulated Prof. Madu Iwe on his emergence as the 6th Vice-Chancellor of the University. She seized the moment to call on the VC to create time and visit Registry Units and its Directorates, to assess the issue of poor working environment faced by the Registry staff.
Speaking further, Mrs. Ogwo-Agu drew the VC’s attention to the need for the University to put up a befitting Senate building. Furthermore, she stated that the entire Administrative building needs urgent renovation as most of the facilities are in deplorable condition.
The Top Registry Staff also asked the Vice-Chancellor to give generous consideration to the training of Administrators and other non-teaching staff, since they are not covered under the TETFUND Academic Staff Training Fund.
In his vote of thanks, the Director of Human Resources, Mr. Peter Nwaoma, promised that members of the forum would always take their administrative responsibilities seriously, so as to eliminate mistakes.
He promised the Vice-Chancellor that the Top Registry Staff would move with him at the pace that would enable his administration achieve it’s vision for the University.
It was gathered that the Top Registry Staff Forum of MOUAU is made up of Directors and Deputy Registrars. It is a forum where administrative ideas, issues, and challenges are shared for efficient and effective service delivery in the University, in line with global best practices. The forum is chaired by the Registrar of the University.