“ Registry as the Hub of University Administration” was the topic at a paper presented at the 1st annual Registry Lecture Organized by the Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators (ANUPA) Federal University Otuoke, Chapter.
The Lecture (first of its kind) held at the reference Library of the Institution march 7 2017, attracted staff of the registry, Principal officers, Deans, HOD’s and Senior Staff of the University.
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Otuoke, Prof Seth Accra Jaja, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor – elect, Prof Teddy Charles Adias in his opening remarks described the 1st Registry annual Lecture as an essential ingredient required to fine tune the registry through Staff training and enlightenment , hinged on the rudiments of University administration.
He commended ANUPA, FUO Chapter for the initiative, urging participants to avail themselves of the opportunity.
The Acting Registrar, FUO, Mr Kenneth Sorandein in his remarks described Administrators as the driving force behind bureaucracy who must show commitment to developing a culture of sound administration.
Also speaking ,the Chairperson ANUPA, FUO Chapter – Mrs Andabi Amangi – Edomo pointed out that the Association is dedicated to excellence among members and will explore available openings to train Registry Staff.
She urged Participants to tap from the wealth of experience of the guest speaker.
Delivering the paper “ Registry as the hub of University Administration”. The guest Speaker, Dr Omojala Awosusi, former Registrar, Ekiti State University and former Chairman, Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) defined a University as “An establishment where a seat of higher Learning is housed”.
He examined the origin of Nigerian Universities in China and Egypt, Variations and Models of University systems, the advent of University education in Nigeria, its organs and Leadership.
Dr Awosusi in his paper explored the role of the Registrar in University Administration, the Functions of the registry, Structure and Professionalism.
The guest Speaker concluded, by stating that a University cannot exist without a registry and therefore administrative Officers need to hone their skills.
The Lecture also included a question and answer session.