HRODD Holds Orientation for Newly Appointed Staff

Mr. Daniel Baidoo, Director of HRODD

The Human Resource and Organisational Development Directorate (HRODD) has organized a 3-day orientation session at the Great Hall for newly appointed employees of the University.

In a welcome address, Mr. Daniel Baidoo, Director of HRODD, outlined the objectives for organizing the programme which was to provide participants with information about University of Ghana, basic laws and regulations as well as rights and responsibilities of employees.

Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice-Chancellor, in brief remarks expressed his delight at the organisation of the orientation session to equip newly employed staff with requisite and relevant information about the University. He charged them to be of good conduct while imploring them to work diligently to promote an enabling environment for both internal and external stakeholders. Prof. Oduro Owusu reiterated the importance of working earnestly and truthfully in order to create a better institution for the next generation. He encouraged them to be punctual and engage in effective time management to enhance productivity.

Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson, Acting Director, Institutional Advancement Office, spoke on the topic “Living the UG Brand through Enhanced Customer Service”. He stated that for the University to achieve the desired standard of branding, staff would have to provide and deliver professional, helpful , high quality service and assistance, before during and after the customer’s needs are met.

Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson, Acting Director, Institutional Advancement Office

Mr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi, Former Dean, School of Law, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), one of the facilitators of the programme, spoke on “Ethics”. He urged the newly appointed staff to exhibit good behavior and foster good relationship with colleagues while at work. He added that they have been recruited because of the students hence students must be respected and not look down upon. He posited that honesty, humility, truthfulness and hard work contribute to effectiveness hence each person must strive to have them. In conclusion, Mr. Abotsi implored them to work diligently to uplift the image of University of Ghana.

Mr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi

Other facilitators of the programme were Mrs. Mercy Haizel Ashia, Registrar of the University, Mr. Michael Owusu Ansah, Principal Accountant, Mr. Cecil Vortia, Accountant, Dr. Robert Akuamoah Boateng, UG Anti Sexual Harassment Committee, Mr. Benjamin Cobblah and Ms. Ama Dadson of UGCS.

Mrs. Emelia Nartey, Senior Assistant Registrar, HRODD, in closing her remarks thanked the newly appointed staff for participating in the orientation and urged them to work hard for the success of the University.

Cross Section of participants