The former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola has described the registry in tertiary institutions as the heartbeat of university system.
The NUC boss who stated this while delivering the 2nd Annual Registry lecture of Elizade University (EU), Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State said universities cannot perform effectively without a functional registry.
Speaking on the topic, “The Registry as the heart of the university system: Making it beat efficiently”, Okebukola who was represented by the former vice chancellor of Crawford University, Prof. Sam Ayanlaja stressed that the registry services all units in the university.
The former NUC boss subsequently called on university administrators to take appropriate steps to keep the registry working at optimal capacity.
“Being the secretariat of the university and the rallying point of all administrative activities, a functional registry plays an important role in the achievement of institutional goals and objectives.
Okebukola pointed out that the emerging trend occasioned by increased use of technology in service delivery has made it mandatory for registry officials to move away from analogue service delivery such as postage and manual deliveries to technology-mediated services, through the use of emails, text messages and Whatsapp for communication; use of voice-to-text device for recording and transcribing the transactions of meetings; rapid electronic issuance of students’ results and transcripts as well as monthly release of electronic newsletters.
In his remarks, the Acting vice chancellor, Prof. Theophilus Fadayomi admitted that the business of the university would suffer without a vibrant Registry. He informed that the institution’s registry has played a vital role in the achievements so far recorded by the university.
On his part, the Registrar, Omololu Adegbenro said the event was an avenue for staffs to learn from seasoned administrators and urged participants to take advantage of the lecture to develop themselves. The lecture was chaired by the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, Justice Ademola Ajakaye (rtd).