Monday, 26 June 2017

Civil servants urged to uphold professional ethics

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Anambra State Civil servants have been advised to uphold the ethics of their profession for maximum productivity in various Ministries, Department and Agencies.
Mrs. Mitchelle Onugbolu, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Social Re-Orientation stated this while addressing newly employed N-Power Teachers drawn from the 21 Local Government Area in the State at IDK Learning Centre, Awka.

According to Onugbolu, “Civil service is a totality of all the productive services rendered for which one is remunerated accordingly. It is the type of work for which a good citizen receives a pay which should be legitimate, profitable and of reward that would make for sustainable development."

She maintained that the vision of the scheme was a world class service, and includes implementing government policies and programmes for rapid and sustainable development with its mission of attaining an integrity and merit based civil service that was performance driven, accountable and committed to continuous improvement in the conduct of government business.

“Ethics means beliefs, values, cultures and philosophy which should be imbibed by all irrespective of one's institution, family, community or church. Therefore, you should uphold the principle of the service which are professionalism, stewardship, accountability, hard work and dedication,” she further hinted.

Presenting a paper entitled "Dedication and Service Delivery In Relation to Teacher-Students Interactions", Dr. Laz C. Okafor, the Director of Higher Education in Anambra State Ministry of Education, Awka emphasised the need for improved service delivery amongst teachers and students.

“There was need for attitudinal change towards work because our attitude to work with emphasis on every worker, nobility and efficiency in work , work and free time. You should also not be ashamed of your profession as teachers.

"If we all acknowledge that there is a problem in delivering services, then the essence of this re-orientation is being achieved to re-direct our attitudes in service to our students on and make it a vehicle for grassroot development as is envisaged by the initiators of the N-Power of the federal government” Okafor added.

Expressing satisfaction about the one day seminar, some participants, Mr Okechukwu Patience from Community Secondary School Oko in Orumba north, Ogbu Ngozi, Community Secondary School Enugwu Agidi in Njikoka LGA, and others, who reeled out their challenges at their various places of primary assignment as N-Power Teachers, stated that they were segregated among permanent teachers and given much "work load" in most schools. 



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