By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja
KOGI State Polytechnic, Lokoja has organised training for over 100 new members of staff from the Registry and Bursary Departments with a charge on them to imbibe strong work values in the discharge of their duties.
Mrs Uredo Omale, Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Polytechnic who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lokoja said the three-day workshop and training was aimed at enhancing productivity.
She said that the three-day programme was themed: “New Work Ethics, Office Practice in Tertiary Institutions, and Effective Records Management.”
It was organized by the Kogi State Branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) in collaboration with Mosobalaje Ademola and Co. and also aimed at exposing the new staff to professional ethics and its components.
Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, Rector of the Polytechnic, while declaring the workshop open, said the training became necessary for new staff to re-jiggle ideas and interrogate issues that would improve productivity and job enhancement.
The Rector charged the participants to make good use of the workshop, saying that it would help them to add more positive values to the Polytechnic and as well, boost their capacity and competence.
Dr Ogbo reassured the gathering of the management’s continued commitment to training and retraining of staff to make effective use of the modern facilities at the institution.
One of the Resource Persons, Mr Dotun Fadahunsi, in his titled: “Professional Ethics and Work/Office Etiquette”, advised participants to imbibe strong work values and stressed the need for maintenance of office etiquette.
He asserted that honesty, trustworthiness, transparency, accountability, confidentiality, respect, obedience to the law, and loyalty are key components of professional ethics required by all.
Fadahunsi said the office etiquette including punctuality, paying attention to details, communicating with class, shunning gossip and open criticism, being courteous and keeping to time should be maintained by all.
The three-day programme held at Saatof Hotels, Lokoja featured among others, Office Practice for Registry and Bursary Staff; Basic Human Resources Issues and Basic Accounting Procedure in Tertiary Institutions.