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Nigerian University Administrators Charged to build Self- Reliant Economy

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Nigerian Universities Administrators have been called upon to be committed to building a self reliant economy, developing a self - dependent society and proper management of resources.

The call was made by the Registrar of the National Institute of Education Planning and administration, NIEPA, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria, Mr. J. E. T Babatola, at the First Annual Lecture Series and Award Giving Ceremony of the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators, ANUPA, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Chapter, last Thursday.

Babatola, who delivered the first ANUPA - AAUA lecture entitled "The Role of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators in a globally competitive university environment", said "We need to build a change doctrine, a Nigerian character believes in the continuity of our nation, the good of humanity, the need to build a self reliant economy, the commitment to gradually developing a self - dependent society and proper management of resources."

He also enjoined administrators "to make painstaking efforts to understand the sacrosanct ideals, parameters and sacrifices for sustainable development and growth, and not to engage in corrupt practices and compromises."

In his remark, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, commended the lecture, saying, it is a very important one as it helps to prepare university administrators for contemporary challenges. He appreciated the association and its Chairman, Mr. R.D. Owamoyo, for displaying fine management skills by combining and coping with both official and professional assignments.

VC said, "The lecture is a very important one. It helps in preparing university administrators for the contemporary challenges of administration. I must commend the association and its leadership, especially the Chairman, Mr. R.D Owamoyo, for displaying fine management and administrative skills which obviously account for his ability to combine official and professional assignments."

Speaking on “The Significance of Professional Development to Universities Administrators”, the Varsity Registrar, Mr. M.S Ayeerun, explained that meaningful professional development is a blend of education and training that are relevant to the individual’s profession, stating that while education is the minimum entry requirement for career administrator, constant training is required on the job to enhance performance and professionalism."

At the event which held at the Nelson Mandela Hall, awards were given to serving and past members of the association, including the the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ajibefun, who was honoured with the tag of a Grand Patron. The programme had in attendance Top University Officers, Awardees and members of the association.


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