Nigerian universities’ registrars endorse directorate system, ICT-driven management
Registrars of Nigerian universities have endorsed the Directorate System in Nigerian universities registries and also called on universities yet to establish their registries in line with the recommendations of the Cookey Commission to do so.
The Registrars under the aegis of Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) took the decision at its 61st business meeting and 11th retreat hosted by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State.
Speaking at the event, MOUAU VC, Prof. Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta, said, “the need for full automation for ICT-driven management in our universities is important to add competences to the administrative cadre in the universities and to make storing and retrieval of information less cumbersome.”
Delivering the keynote address, Dr. Charles Omeire, former Registrar, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), noted that Registrars need to work towards the rebranding of their registries in terms of staff orientation, training, ICT development and professionalism to avoid further balkanization of the registry units to teaching staff.”
ARNU resolved that Nigerian universities should sponsor their Registrars to always participate in annual study tours for efficient service delivery.
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