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A non-governmental organization, Centre for Ethnics and Self Value Orientation (CESVO) recently organized a two-day train-the-trainers retreat for one hundred staff of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti. The Faculty of Science auditorium was venue of the event.
The first day saw the presentation of three papers. Executive Stress - A Silent Killer, was the title of the first paper, while other presentations were Conflict of Interest in the Work Place and Will-making in Preparation for Retirement. These presentations were made by different resource persons.
Two papers were delivered on the second day with the titles Office Politics and how to play it and Departmental Work Plan; a Panacea for Effective Budget Implementation.
Retreat participants cut across management, teaching and non-academic staff of the University. Part of the exercise was an interactive session between the participants and resource persons who responded to questions bordering on the papers presented.
Certificates of participation were presented to the attendees while hard copies of resource materials were presented to the Registrar D.A Adeyemo.
The head of CESVO appreciated management for the hospitality shown them, stating that the retreat had been a veritable platform to affect lives. He expressed satisfaction, especially at the excellent conduct of participants. Fourteen participants were presented with Certificate of Ethical Conduct Award for exemplary conduct during the two-day programme.
Declaring the two-day exercise closed, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor who also doubles as Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. R. A. Omolehin, on behalf of Management, expressed gratitude to the CESVO team.
He confessed that much had been taught and learned, and regretted that those who were not attentive to the lectures really missed a lot. “Knowledge is the veritable tool that will propel staff to their utmost height in career,” he said.
The DVC further said that the exercise had reinvigorated staff on how best to serve the community and posited that the training was not just for Oye-Ekiti and the nation alone but for the world at large. The Ag. vice-chancellor assured the team of the University’s willingness to host them again if opportunity presented itself.
He also appreciated the staff who made themselves available for the training and averred that success of the institution depended on collective effort of all concerned.
The Registrar, Mr. D. A. Adeyemo thanked the resource persons and members of staff for the success of the exercise. He enthused that he was full of anticipation for the change in work orientation that the training would engender in the staff. It should be noted that the training was free of charge.



  1. A welcome development. Training and re-training of Staff exercise needs to be carried out from time-to-time to enable Staff improve on their ability and performance on the job for relative productivity. Training Sessions should be organized based on Units, Divisions, Departmental and Faculty levels. This will have direct impact on each division. I hope one day non-academic Staff will benefit from FUOYE TETFUND Grants to attend international conferences as it applies in some other institutions. #WAKEUPFUOYE