Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria,
November 01, 2023
Thomas Adewumi University successfully hosted its first-ever New Staff Retreat, a significant event aimed at orienting and acquainting new staff members with the University's core values, policies, cultures and operations. The retreat, held at the University Virtual Lab, was graced by esteemed Principal Officers, Deans, and Sub-Deans, making it a memorable and informative occasion.
Dr. James Ishola- Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, who also served as the event's coordinator, played a pivotal role in the retreat. He began the proceedings with an informative presentation, offering background information about Thomas Adewumi University. Dr. Ishola introduced the new staff to the University's Principal Officers/Management, establishing a sense of unity and shared purpose. Throughout the retreat, various distinguished speakers shared their insights and expertise to enlighten the newcomers.
The retreat continued with a series of engaging lectures, each delivered by esteemed faculty members and administrators:
Welcome to TAU: Dr. James Ishola gave new staff members an insightful overview of Thomas Adewumi University, introducing them to the institution's organogram, the focus, vision and mission of TAU, and the University Tripod: Teaching, Research and Community Development.
Examination Matters: Dr. Rotimi Folaranmi- Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Applied Sciences delivered a lecture on the intricacies of examination matters, ensuring that new staff members were well-informed about the University's examination processes.
Staff and Student Affairs: The Dean of Students' Care Services, Dr. Muyiwa Oduwaye, provided valuable insights into the University's approach to staff and student affairs in terms of Punctuality, Dressing sense, Hard work, and Discipline.
Research Conference: Dr. Adekemi Dahunsi, the Director of Research, Innovations, and Product Development, who was ably represented by Dr Adekunle Bamigbade, conducted a session on the importance of research and innovation within the TAU community.
Staff and Registry: The Registrar of the University, Mr Solomon Ileladewa, delivered a comprehensive lecture on the role of the registry and its significance in the daily operations of the institution.
Staff and Bursary: Mr. Abayomi Ikotun, the Bursar provided a detailed overview of the University's financial processes, ensuring that new staff members were well-versed in financial matters, staff benefits, staff pension, Insurance, TAU awards &incentives, and TAU medical care.
University Facilities: The Director of Physical Planning and Development, Engr. Lanre Ilesanmi enlightened the audience on the various facilities and housing available on the campus, providing an in-depth understanding of the University's infrastructure.
Staff and ICT: The Director of ICT, Mr. Dare Oladipo, shared information about the University's technological infrastructure and the role of ICT in enhancing the learning environment.
Following the informative sessions, new staff members had the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarifications, and engage in discussions with the facilitators, enhancing their understanding of their roles and responsibilities within the university. The retreat concluded with closing remarks from the organizer, Dr. James Ishola, who expressed gratitude to the participants and emphasized the importance of the retreat in fostering a sense of community and understanding among the new staff members.
Thomas Adewumi University's inaugural New Staff Retreat proved to be an invaluable experience for the newcomers, offering them a strong foundation for their journey as part of the TAU family. The university looks forward to more successful editions of this retreat in the future, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth among its staff members.