CIPSSON Inaugurates UI Chapter, Inducts Members

By: Ochi, Maduabuchi

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Chartered Institute of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria (CIPSSON) has been inaugurated, and has conducted her induction.

This was contained in an address read by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Aderonke M. Baiyeroju representing the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode O. Adebowale at the inauguration ceremony.

The DVC expressed the hope that the inauguration would increase professionalism in secretarial practice in the institution.

“Professionalism would help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its secretaries which would, in turn, help the University to drive its vision and mission,” the Vice Chancellor said in his address as read by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (academics).

The National President of CIPSSON, Alhaji Nasiru Yaro, represented by the immediate past National President,  Alhaji Ganiyu Buhari, charged the UI Secretarial Staff to set  themselves apart as members of a noble and most organized professional body.

He said that as professional secretaries, they must embrace the culture of excellence by becoming well-trained professional secretaries, staying up to date and current with modern ways of doing things in touch with the continuously evolving information and communication technologies.

The National President said professional secretaries must possess such traits as loyalty, sociability, self-reliance, high personal standards, adaptability,  willingness to work, courtesy, tact, diplomacy, punctuality, mental alertness, and dependability.

The guest speaker, Dr. S.E. Akasi, a professional secretary/seasoned administrator in a paper entitled “Professionalism Unveiled: The Secrets of a Successful Confidential Secretary” listed  intrinsic motivation,  self-discipline, professional communication skills, proficiency in the use of modern IT facilities, and effective use of office resources as part of the aforementioned secrets.

The Oath of Office and Code of Conduct were administered by the National Secretary of CIPSSON, Mrs Raphat Oluwakemi  Logun-Adeyemo.

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