CU Urges New Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff To Imbibe Core Values
Emphasis was laid on the importance of Spirituality as the management of Covenant University admonished new Faculty and Non-Teaching Staff on the imperative of embracing all the Core Values of the University at an orientation programme held on Tuesday March 15, 2016 inside the amphitheater of the African Leadership Development Centre within the school’s premises.
Welcoming the new academic and non-academic staff to the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, who highlighted the pride of place that Spirituality occupies among the core values of the University, urged them to see their presence in the institution as an opportunity to contribute their quota to the school’s ambition of being among the Top 10 universities in the world by year 2022.
“Spirituality”, he said, “is a major determinant of students admission and staff employment, and the vision of spirituality is driven by the faculty, the staff and the students.”
Other core values of Covenant University emphasised at the orientation with the theme ‘Innovation, Product Development and Nation Building’ include Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Responsibility, Integrity, Diligence, Discipline and Sacrifice.
The Vice-Chancellor, in his presentation, which centres around the Vision 10: 2022, said, “The uniqueness of the University as the best private university in Nigeria, most preferred private university by aspiring undergraduates, pioneer of entrepreneurship study and prime mover for abolition of the Pass Degree, has continued to attract students, teaching and non-teaching staff to the school”.
While urging lecturers and technologists among the new staff to embark on researches, which he promised would be aided by the institution, Professor Ayo said, “Universities are ranked worldwide based on citations and researches, we are encouraging you to develop homegrown solution to societal problems”.
Earlier, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, and the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun, had tasked the new faculty and senior non-teaching staff on work ethics and administrative processes and procedures respectively.
“You must imbibe positive work ethics and values appropriate in a work place doing what is right,” said Professor Abioye. “Our Chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo says ‘seek to add value and see each assignment as an opportunity to prove oneself’.
“Attitude to work determines your altitude in life, give one hundred per cent loyalty to your employers and continue to improve on yourself because, later on, you’d be an employer of labour.”
Pastor Olusegun, who described the university’s core values as “Our unwavering codes that help to establish performance guidance”, impressed on the new members of staff the necessity of following administrative procedures and obeying formal rules enacted by the university.
Also, the Registrar enumerated certain benefits that the staff can take advantage of while working at the institution. These include Leave, Furniture Acquisition, House Rent Advance and Vehicle Acquisition.
The 47 new employees were at the conclusion of the presentations taken on a guided tour of facilities and infrastructure at the university.