Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Government has trained Staff of tertiary institutions on leadership, and quality management.
The training which took place on Friday at the presidential lodge Birnin Kebbi aimed at repositioning all the tertiary institutions across the State for the betterment and sustainable development.
Speaking at opening ceremony of the 3days workshop, the Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said that the training is for better and sustainable development in improving the standard of education and ensuring qualified students.
Bagudu who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri said the aim of the workshop is to enhance the participants on competence in respective, schedules as well as enable each to put on strategies and skills leading to the efficiency and improved performance on administration.
Governor Bagudu called on the participants to apply what they learned from the workshop in their respective schedules of duties for effective civil service.
Presenting a paper on the Role of Bursary Department in Financial Discipline, the Bursar in charge of Kebbi State University of Science and technology, Aleiro, Alhaji Ahmad Mungadi stated that it is the role of the bursary department to harmonize all monies received or to be received from bodies or firms to form a master reference documents that provide a comprehensive picture of the institutions financial base.
According to him, a bursary performs the accounting functions and at the time is charged with the responsibility of managing of financial resources of an institution.
Mungadi also described the best bursary as a person who kept records of all financial transactions of institutions or any department
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hajiya Halima Dikko, said that the training was designed to enhance participants’ competence in their respective schedules as well as enable each to put on strategies and skills leading to efficiency and improved performance.
At the end of the workshop, it is hoped that you will be equipped with relevant on-the-job skills to be able to perform optimally for effective administration and financial management,” she said.
Dikko revealed that the ministry had in the past four years of Bagudu’s administration succeeded in restructuring, repositioning, and upgrading all tertiary institutions of the state to a global standard.
“Training is important to the development and a prerequisite to meeting the challenges of time.
“Organizations including tertiary institutions must continue to inculcate ethical conduct and high productivity in order to achieve effective cooperative governance delivery at the managerial level.
“We must, therefore, strive to introduce periodical strategies that will ensure working ethics, improved productivity, and service delivery,” the permanent secretary said.
Also speaking, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Sen. Muhammad Magoro, observed that the pursuit of excellence and stability in the tertiary institutions was best achieved through adherence to the rule of law due process, increased funding and the freedom to operate on the basis of expertise in scholarship.
“The North is being regarded as backward unable to comprehend Western Education which we seem to have accepted.