The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has reiterated the Management’s resolve to continue with the training and re-training of members of staff of the University in order to make the institution a centre of excellence that it is known for.
He made this submission at a workshop organised by the University Staff Welfare and Training Unit for Registry Staff on Contiss 7 to 14 which had the theme: “EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN ADMINISTRATION “.
The Vice Chancellor urged members of staff to invest in training as there were numerous opportunities for Registry staff to become Registrar’s and with the establishment of more private Universities in the country, opportunities abound.
Speaking at the event, the Pioneer Registrar of the University and estwhile Registrar, DS Adegbenro Polytechnic, Itori, Dr. Femi Kayode commended the University Management for organising the workshop, adding that the theme was germane at this particular point in the history of the University.
He urged Registry staff to continue to be leaders in administrative excellence with the challenge that they should keep themselves abreast of the world’s best practices in University administration.
While speaking on the sub-theme of the workshop titled *”SPEECH WRITING”,* he noted that administrative officers should be able to write speech for their boss,warning them to imbibe the principle of neutrality and anonymity in the course of discharging their duties.
On attributes of speech writing, Dr. Kayode warned potential speech writers to always write for the audience and not beyond their comprehension with a grasp of communication skills; thinking through the theme; getting facts rights; introducing humor in order to attract the attention of the audience. These, he noted, are some of the attributes of a good speech writer.
In his submission at the workshop, the Deputy Registrar and Secretary to the Centre for Part – Time and Preliminary Studies,(CEPPS), Mr. Sarafadeen Adebisi in his Presentation titled: *”CONDUCT OF MEETINGS AND MINUTES WRITING”* advised Registry Staff to be conversant with Minutes writing, saying that members of Staff must belong to one Committee or the other. As minutes of meetings are adminstrative records and must be written well and guided jealously, CEPPS Secretary, Mr. Adebisi warned Secretaries of Committees to always ensure that the minutes are signed instantly by the Chairman.
In his lecture titled: ” REPORT WRITING “, the Deputy Registrar, Admissions, Mr. Ademola Adesanya hinged his lecture on importance administration. He further added that report writing enhances logical thinking, good administrative skills and foresightedness.
In his closing remarks, the Ag. Registrar, Mr. Tunde Oduwole lauded Dr. Kayode and the other speakers for doing justice to the topics while urging members of staff to use the gains of the training in their day to day activities.