By Usman Shuaibu
The Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) has tasked the Federal Government on the provision of world class training and retaining for Nigerian Universities in the interest of the workers.
The Registrar of the University of Abuja, Mrs Rifkatu Hoshen Swanta who made the call while presenting her welcome address on the occasion of the 66th business meeting of the association which took place at the University of Abuja Library Complex.
Rifkatu Swanta who was the host Registrar of the day, said the leadership of the association would discuss the major aims and objective of the ARNU meeting/retreat.
Her words: “This forum primarily avails the University Administrators the platform to discuss topical issues affecting University Administration that will enhance efficient and effective service delivery in our universities”.
She further added: “During such meetings, this assembly of professional Administrators of University, brainstormed and come up with solutions towards effective service delivery”.
Also speaking at the occasion, the chairman of the association, John Nnabuihe, said the leadership of ARNU would continue to provide purposeful leadership capable of satisfying aspirations of Nigerian universities.
On his part, the Vice-chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, pleaded with the Registrars of Nigerian universities who were having rough times with their Vice-chancellors to deem it necessary to maintain good relationships and make corrective moves in the interest of the University as well for the benefits of the students.
Adikwu, therefore, urged the Registrars to always relate well with their Vice-chancellors for the overall development of the universities.
Meanwhile, Chief (Mrs) Mojisola Ladipo presented the business meeting /retreat of ARNU with the theme “Repositioning the Registry to Meet the Challenges of the University Administration in the 21st Century.”