By; IMRANA ABDULLAHI, Kaduna
Federal University Dutsin-Ma is holding it’s Second Management Committee retreat to boost capacity of members towards effective service delivery
Declaring the retreat open in Dutse, Jigawa the state governor, Umar Namadi stressed the need for continuous brainstorming and cross fertilisation of ideas among academicians and intellectuals with a view to evolving solutions to our peculiar societal challenges.
He said, this is desirous and commendable as no society can prosper without inputs from professionals.
Namadi who was represented by his Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Nura Ibrahim commended the management of FUDMA for finding Dutse, the state capital of Jigawa as worthy hosts of its meeting and urged others for emulate such.
Earlier, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Armayau Hamisu Bichi said the retreat was carefully packaged to provide an avenue for members and other staff to brainstorm and come up with ideas that will advance the frontiers of the university.
According to him, the outcome of the retreat shall be judiciously pursued to advance teaching, learning and research at the university and enjoined members to deeply brainstorm to come up with viable and excellent ideas that will not only move FUDMA up the ladder but education in the country at large.
He said, the retreat will go a long way in boosting the capacity of members to deliver on their respective mandates to develop the institution saying that FUDMA is committed to excellence service provision and with integrity.
In his paper, ‘’ The Roles and functions of Management in University System’’, Prof. Nasir Dabo from Bayero University Kano described the university system as a veritable instrument of development for the country that deserves more coordinated attention for meaningful development.
‘’ Universities in any country champion the course of development through the production of the necessary highly skilled human resource that would partake in nation development this therefore calls for concerted and holistic approach by all stakeholders to guarantee sustainability of the system’’. He said
The second paper, ‘’ Proper Channel of Communication as Essential Ingredient for Effective Administration and Management in the University Environment’’ by Prof. Suleiman Yusuf Mudi stressed the need for communication as a source of information for decision making saying that ‘’ communication promotes motivation by informing and clarifying the task to be done’’.
‘’ Communication also helps in controlling process by defining various levels of hierarchy and organization,’’ he added