The Director of the Directorate of Research,Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC), Prof. Samuel Anim, has urged female administrators to protect the image of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
To this end, Prof. Anim charged them to inculcate the sense of professionalism in all their endeavours at the workplace.
The Director advised the female administrators to discard the notion that the University belongs to government and was not their personal property, adding that female administrators' relationship with the University does not end after their tenure with the University.
"Your relationship with the University doesn't end after your tenure with the University. Your relationship with the University will go on generation after generation", Prof. Anim said this when he chaired a workshop for Female Administrators (Senior Members and Senior Staff category) organized by the Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) at the College of Distance Education Conference Room.
Prof. Anim advised them to be time conscious in the exercise of their duties.
He challenged the participants to eschew the idea that research was for only members at the academic faculty.
"Whether you are administrative staff or academic staff, you need to think about research", Prof. Anim said.
He commended the leadership of CEGRAD for coming out with the workshop to hone the skills of female administrators in the University.
The Acting Director of CEGRAD, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo, noted that the workshop was to create a common platform for all female staff, both academic and administative, to enhance their capacity.
She said CEGRAD was working hard to achieve its mission to educate and train the University community to understand gender and sexual harassment issues.
The Deputy Registrar, Training and Development, Rev. Isaac Baafi Sarbeng, called on the female Administrators to adopt proper customer relations practices in their dealing with both staff and students of the University.
He advised all the female administrators to avoid unprofessional attitudes at their workplaces and come out from the workshop with renewed working attitudes.