Association of Nigeria University Professional Administrators (ANUPA) held 4-days training workshop for Senior Category of the Universities Administrators Professionals started from 8-11th July 2019.
According to the National president, Barr. T. Ifeanyi Igwe, was to acquit the members to the universities best quality administrative system geared towards attaining the best international practice under the present 21st century knowledge driven economy.
The theme of the workshop: “The University in Challenging Times: Issues For the Administrators”.
In his opening remark, Barr. T. Ifeanyi Igwe, called attention to the fact that Nigeria Universities are faced presently, with enormous urgent challenges of keying in to the 21st century knowledge economy and the need to key in and keep up.
He says, “The theme is apt and timely in view of the precarious and uncertain condition in which the Nigeria university system is grueling under. Universities are faced with critical challenges of meeting the enormous expectation of the 21st century knowledge economy”.
He went further, to emphasize that the traning workshop was to create forum for members to interact, network and exchange ideas on the challenges facing them and forge ways forward to confront them.
The Registrar of Federal University Of Technology, (FUT) Owerri, National President of Association of Registrars of Nigeria Universities ( ARNU), Dr. John Nnabinha, Chairman, at the opening session said, during a press interview that the alleged admission rackeeting within the university administative sector was as result of impatient parents failure to follow due process that they are alway in a hurry to get their children admitted irrespective of whether they met the cut off marks or not.
Photos from the workshop
He said that the much of the admission illegalities are being caused by those parents offering money to some unscrupulous university Personell.
“Talking about the issue of admission racketeering, I will put most of the blame on Nigeria parents side because instead of sticking to the admission cut off lines, they try to follow the side corner.
When you child didnt meet the cut off marks, three options are avalible for them to take; Try next time, try other universities or other higher institutions.
For instance, this year’s Jamb cut off is 160 and State Universities, Polytechnics and College of Education have lower cut offs they can try there or wait and try next time”.
He adds, ” Parents should not be in too much hurry to get their children admitted and, they should stop giving money for admissions because if there is no givers, there won’t be takers,” he said.
However, he gave instance of his own university, FUTO that they have adopted straight forward admission processes and that has plugged off any admission racketeering possibilities and, he tasked other universities to emulate the system.
The training workshop was basically for senior category of Nigeria university professional administrators, comprises of Directors, Deputy Registrars, Principal Assistant Registrars, Senior Assistant Registrars.
Similarly, Junior Category of the proffessional administrators of the association held the same training worksop earlier this year, April.
The very elaborate and resource-full lecture was delivered by Mr. T.M.E Dogun, former Registrar with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.