The Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities, ARNU, has advocated urgent review of Human Resource Management of the University system.
They also called on the appropriate authorities to respect the autonomy of Nigerian Universities and ensure adequate funding.
These were contained in a communique signed by the Chairman and Public Relations Officer, Ife Oluwole and Fnimyakubu Ayuba respectively, at the end of the 1st workshop and 73rd Business Meeting of ARNU at the Federal University, Lokoja, with the theme: “Repositioning the Administrative System for Global Competitiveness: the Role of Registrars as Key Drivers.”
According to ARNU, the university system has been crippled by underfunding, excessive regulations, poor salaries etc.
While calling on university Registrars to adopt new technological innovation, they noted that there is an urgent need to review Human Resource Management of the University system.
“That the autonomy of Nigerian Universities as enshrined in the extant laws should be respected by the appropriate authorities.
“The Business Session noted that the University system is being crippled by underfunding, excessive regulation, poor salaries etc
“That university Registrars should endeavour to adopt new technology like ChatGPT in record management in the University system. The new technological innovation should be embraced and steadily adopted with adequate training for Professional Administrators to improve the system.
“That there is an urgent need to review the Human Resource Management of the University system with a view to improving the Recruitment and Selection process, Performance Management, Reward system among others.”