Following Management decision to kick-start training programmes in Abuja as part of complementing the NICO Training School, Lagos, staffers have been re-deployed to the various units of the Abuja Study Centre.

This was made known, Monday, 2nd March, 2015, by the Executive Secretary/CEO, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, when he met with top Management staff, the Coordinator of the Abuja Study Centre, Mrs. Regina Onuoha, and the school the affected officers for briefing.

The ES said the decision was reached on Friday, 27th February, when Management had a meeting and looked into the issue, informing that the redeployments were: Mrs. Efioanwan Obot (Secretary), Mr. Kenneth Okpete (Cyber Café, to be assisted by Mrs. Victoria Joseph), Mrs. Alice Ogbedu (Student Registry, to be assisted by Miss Sheila Emberru), Mr. Isaac Oyewole Akanle (Students’ Affairs, to be assisted by Mrs. Chisom Muottoh), Mrs. Phoebe Ikebudeh (Exams & Records, to be assisted by Mr. Arnold Elue), Mr. Philemon Udeh (Corporate Affairs, to be assisted by Mrs. Theodora Okatta); Mrs. Chinwe Amaechi Aloke (Marketing, to be assisted by Margaret Member and Mrs. Sandra Kingsley-Omogiade); Mr. Patrick Nwagbo Obi (Academic Unit, to work with Mr. Nuru Abubakar, Mrs. Anammah Stella, and Mrs. Lardy E. Achara, among others); while Mrs. Queenette Ifeoma Idika will function as the Personal Assistant to the Coordinator.    

The ES enjoined them to put in their best in this new assignment in order to make the institute proud, particularly charging the Corporate Affairs/Marketing Unit to be proactive by making sure that the next academic session witnesses at least 20 external students or more enrolments through an effective marketing of the Training School as, according to him, it is one of the most pivotal directorates of the institute.

Ayakoroma urged resource persons to avail themselves of this opportunity by joining their respective professional associations and presenting papers in their conferences and write papers for publication as this would help in broadening their horizons and also assessing their performances during promotion.

Whilst answering questions from the in-house academic staff concerning the state of the library, he re-assured that the library is fully equipped for students and lecturers’ needs, adding that, a cyber café would be set up even if it would accommodate two to four systems for now, as Dlink wireless service is available to provide the network and that some users would be de-activated so as to reduce the pressure on the network.

The Coordinator of the NICO Training School, Abuja Study Centre, Mrs. Regina Onouha gave the vote of thanks on behalf of staff and thanked Management for finding them worthy to serve under the various capacities.

The Directors of Admin & Human Resources, Barr. Abayomi Oyilola, mni, Research & Documentation, Prince Bamidele Olusa, Finance & Accounts, Mr. Godson Ordu, and Orientation & Cultural Affairs, Mr. Alex Omijie were all present and expressed delight at the epoch-making event.

Philemon Udeh
Corporate Affairs
Training School, ASC