Make time for Your Personal Development- Mr. Sefenu

The Deputy Registrar at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Cape Coast, UCC, Mr. Joseph Sefenu, has advised newly appointed Junior Assistant Registrars to strive to achieve personal development in order to enhance their professional careers. As a result, he charged them to be conversant with the rules and procedures in the University and follow suit to attain personal development. Mr. Sefenu gave the advice at an interaction ceremony organised by the UCC branch of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) to welcome new members. He said the new entrants needed to be disciplined, hardworking and honest in their endeavours. He advised them not to be oblivious of the fact that as senior members of the University, they should develop at the same pace with their academic colleagues. "We work with academics and if we can't understand what they say, then we cannot complement whatever they do as support staff. So as they develop, we need to develop along with them. So we complement each other," he said. Mr. Sefenu cautioned the new members to acquit themselves well in the discharge of their professional duties. To this end, he warned them not to capitalise on their elevation and looked down on their subordinates and colleagues who could not make it to their level. He urged them to respect their superiors and relate well with them . He advised the new members to register with professional associations so as to enrich their credentials. Mr. Sefenu seized the opportunity to commend GAUA executives for organising the programme which is the first of its kind in the history of the union on campus. For his part, the President of GAUA, Mr. Kwabena Antwi-Konadu, congratulated the new members on their appointments. He said GAUA would put a premium on the welfare of its members. He entreated them to respect the rules of the association and contribute their quota to the development of the union.