FUHSA commences induction training for pioneer staff, urges dedication to duty

Mohammed Kaka Misau

The Federal University of Health Sciences Azare (FUHSA) has flagged-off the commencement of induction training for its newly recruited non-teaching pioneer staff.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Bala M. Audu while declaring open, the training on Tuesday at the institution’s premises, described the training as a very important one which he said is going to equip the participants with the required knowledge to perform their responsibilities effectively.

Represented by the Provost, College of Medical Sciences of the University, Prof. Ado Dan Azumi Gaidam, the Vice Chancellor pointed out that the management of the University has in its quest to ensure quality service, invited people with vast knowledge as Resource Persons to come and impart such skills and knowledge on the new Staff of the University for optimal performance.

“I am sure that at the end of the training, they are going to actually benefit a lot and can be able to deliver on their mandates which will help in achieving the mission and vision of the University”, he said.

The Vice Chancellor who called on the newly appointed Non- teaching staff to always be punctual to work, urged them to also be dedicated to their responsibilities.

Speaking earlier in a welcoming address, the Registrar of the University, Ali A. Adamu while congratulating the inductees for being the pioneer staff of the University, expressed hope that they will work together to build and make the University a great institution not only in Nigeria but globally.

Adamu recalled that the university was established by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2021 as a specialized Institution to run Nutrition, Health and Medical Sciences Programmes.

He added that the university was established to strengthen the institutional capacity for disease control and surveillance in the country through viable Medical Research as well as reducing the gap in doctor-patient ratio.

“According to federal ministry of health, the university was established to help reduce foreign medical tourism to countries like India, Egypt, Europe and America”, he said.

Adamu said among the four universities approved by the federal government same time with FUHSA, only FUHSA has taken off by commencing academic activities last year while others are at the preparatory level.

He said that the milestone was achieved due to the immense support and cooperation the management has enjoyed from critical stakeholders, statutory regulatory bodies and
neighbouring sister institutions.

Adamu said that the university has already set a goal to enable it achieve greatness to be reckoned with as one of the best in the world.

He said that the essence of the induction training was to integrate the newly appointed staff into the system and familiarize them with the values, culture, tradition, mission, code of conduct and ethics
of the work place.

According to him, the induction training was specifically aimed at reminding all staff members of their obligations to the
University with the view to enhance optimum
performance and productivity.

Other aims, Adamu said include, to educate the staff on the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts in the public service, familiarize them to organizational structure of a University in Nigeria and committee system, coach them on minutes writing and office procedures as well as procedures for the Management of Records and information, among others.

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