The Provost, Professor F.E.A. Lesi held a “Town Hall Meeting” with the non-Teaching Staff of the College on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the Old Great Hall. It was the second time since assuming the Provostship of the College.
In his opening remark, the College Secretary, Oladejo Azeez Esq., expressed profound gratitude to the Provost for his magnanimity towards Staff Welfare since his assumption of office. He also commended the Provost for sustaining the tradition of the College by maintaining the standard he met on ground. He thanked the Provost and members of the Management team for their concerted effort of administering the College
The Provost, Professor F. E. A Lesi in his speech thanked all the members of Non-Teaching Staff who as stakeholders have contributed immensely and collectively towards the success of his administration since its inception. He promised to sustain the tradition of having the interactive session with the Non-Teaching staff at least twice in a year. The occasion afforded some members of staff to ask question and make comments for the Provost’s response.
Prof. Lesi informed the staff that the Management has decided that there will be training for the staff and to this end, certain amount have been set aside which will be distributed among the beneficiaries. He also disclosed that there will be an In-house training for the Non-Teaching Staff in the College soon. He enjoined the Unions to avoid involving the College in their business ventures such as obtaining loans and other investments which recently had often engaged College Management with such failed investments thereby affecting the image of the College.
On employment and conversion of staff, Professor Lesi said that the exercise is ongoing as some new Non-Teaching Staff have recently been employed and there will be yet another conversion of staff who have acquired additional qualifications over time. He also reiterated that the policy of the Federal Government in employing new staff requires that for any recruitment exercise for Senior Staff now comes under the supervision of the Federal Characters Commission and this shall be a determinant to other subsequent recruitment exercise. He also promised that Management shall consider the need to employ more Junior Staff but would be based on the available funds. He added that the Computer Based Test (CBT) has come to stay and is therefore mandatory for staff promotion exercise.
Professor Lesi enjoined the staff to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the institution in order to avoid falling foul of the law. He noted that there are reports of misconducts by Staff before the Management and that Investigative Panels have been set up to look at the cases and recommend as appropriate.
He urged members of staff to desist from obtaining Bank loans indiscriminately and implored the Unions to sensitize its members on financial matters adding that such financial recklessness had adversely affected their take home package.