Commencing at a new workplace can be both exciting and a little overwhelming. The transition to the new workplace is made easier and more effective if there is a thorough induction process. This was the experience of the new staff as the Management of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University held orientation for its newly employed staff. The PRO of the university gave the newly employed staff the opportunity to give a brief introduction of themselves and their different course disciplines.
The President Dr.Mrs.Cecilia Ibru giving her opening speech
The president gave her opening speech telling them about how the University started and what Michael and Cecilia Ibru University stands for. She said we all must participate in developing the institution because when there is no value being created then there is no future. She urge the new staff to be committed to making a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Lecturers who desire to perform one form of research or the other will be deserving of it, if they are qualified for it.
The ED of MCF, Mr. Joseph Bitrus charging up the new staff
The Executive Director for the Michael and Cecilia Foundation and also a member of the University Governing Council, Mr.Joseph Bitrus reteriated the president’s claim, assuring the new staff that the foundation would support any creative ideas from the staff. He challenge the lecturers to bring on their expertise to build the students. “Let’s break the ground, we don’t need 800 years to become the best institution in the world”.
Vice Chancellor of MCIU, Prof.Mrs.Ibiyinka Fuwape outlining the vision of the university to the new staff
The Vice Chancellor, Prof.Mrs. Ibiyinka Fuwape reiterated that Michael and Cecilia Ibru University wants to be an institution of action with a vision so that we can see the world ahead. She said our aspiration is to become a world class institution of excellence in research and in learning.
Highlight of the event was the question and answer segment from the new staff.
Prof Obeten Obi Ekabua asking questions
Prof .Obeten Obi Ekabua of the Department of Computer Science urge the institution to do more on marketing its business model to the outside world in order to attract students to the institution. Other staff raised question on staff welfare,research grants, marking scheme and willingness of students to learn.
The president promised to look into the questions raised on welfare for staff, marketing of the institution and research grants for lecturers.
The orientation ended with the closing prayer and lunch at the executive dining with the new staff.