In a bid to boost its staff capacity, the management of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, has organised a two-day capacity building workshop for administrative officers in the institution.
Speaking at the event, the vice chancellor of the university, Prof. B. Fakae charged administrative officers and secretaries in the university to ensure that the school’s rules and regulations are strictly enforced.
He advised the newly converted administrative officers and secretaries in the university to key into the school’s vision and mission statement and contribute towards elevating it to world class standard.
According to the Vice Chancellor, “our university must continue to remain fit for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and creativity.” Having highlighted some of the present administration’s achievements, which included the development of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre with over 450 computers and the restoration of the university from environmental degradation, he urged the officers to see themselves as veritable tools for the effective administration of the institution, adding that they are the custodians of the rules and regulations which keep the university on track.
Earlier in her address, the Registrar of the university, Mrs. Daba Odimabo said that the workshop was borne out of the desire to change the mindset of staff, in order to develop their capacity, which is aimed at aligning them with the dynamism and innovations that are being introduced into the system.
She stressed that the training and re-training of staff became very imperative as it was discovered that most of the skills previously acquired are no longer viable in the present information communication technology-driven era.
She, therefore, enjoined participants to see the workshop as an opportunity for self-development and advancement, noting that knowledge is power which is the weapon needed for the implementation and coordination of activities in the universities.
More than one hundred (100) staff of the institution participated in the workshop.