VC TASKS STAFF ON POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AS CEFE TRAINS TECHNOLOGISTS

engineering in the Federal University of Technology, Minna, with the theme Positive Attitude to Work.

Addressing participants yesterday during the closing ceremony of the training held at the Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. AbdullahiBala, fsssn, said positive attitude to work is what is expected of every staff, adding that it is important to have a never-say-die attitude as that is what differentiates successful people from those that remain stagnant.

He said that positive attitude to work means that one is passionate about what they are doing adding that it rubs off, not only on colleagues, but also on work environment and effectiveness.

Prof. Bala admonished the participants to note that people who go the extra mile to do certain things tend to be more successful than those who cannot think of how to surmount obstacles.

The VC, who was impressed by the positive testimonies from participants, expressed hope that Management would consider extending the training to other schools.
The lead trainer, Prof. Zinash Osunde expressed appreciation to the University Management for approving and funding the training.

Speaking earlier on behalf of the trainees, Mohammed Isyaku who is the University Chapter, Chairman of the National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT) disclosed that with the training, their attitude to work has improved as they are determined to work as collectively to achieve the University’s mission and vision. He implored Management to extend the training to technologists in other schools.

In the vein, another trainee, Osai Anthony lauded the training, saying it helped them to think outside the box.
From Tuesday, 6th to Thursday 7th June, 2018, the participants were taught X –Y exercises, which involved how to collaborate, cooperate and compete with colleagues; goal setting; problem solving; operational safety; communication skills and networking, among other things.
More than 40 technologists from the School of Infrastructure and Process Engineering (SIPET) and School of Electrical Engineering Technology (SEET) attended the training.

The VC and other Principal Officers presented certificates to the participants at the end of the training.

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