Unlocking and Enhancing Innate Creativity in University Administration: Registry Personnel in Perspective
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Introduction In 1948, Nigeria had only one University, the University of Ibadan, today, it has 45 Federal Universities, 53 State owned and, 99 Private Universities National Universities Commission). The Registry is the administrative hub that links the various organs of the university governance structure, today we want to look at strategies that we can adopt to unlock and enhance our creativity in university administration from a practical angle. I will be drawing from personal experience to bring this closer home. In the early years, there were only a few graduate staffs in administration with a maximum of a first degree in the humanities. Many were in the executive and secretarial cadre and following the acquisition of additional qualifications on the job,were able to rise through the ranks and be converted to the administrative cadre. As a result of their dedication, hard work and commitment, they were often entrusted with administrative responsibilities. Today, to be an administrative officer, you must possess a minimum of second class lower grade at the first degree. Many are holders of Masters Degree as well as professional qualifications and we are beginning to have more doctorate degree holders in administration. The truth however is that you cannot compare the commitment, competence, and integrity of today’s administrators with that of our predecessors.
A Paper Presented at the 2021 Professional Lecture of the College of Medicine University of Lagos, Akoka
University administration , Registry , Innate creativity , University governance structure , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ipaye, F.T. (2021). Unlocking and Enhancing Innate Creativity in University Administration: Registry Personnel in Perspective. A Paper Presented at the 2021 Professional Lecture of the College of Medicine University of Lagos, 10p.