News staffs joining Technical University of Mombasa have to work and uphold integrity to promote the institution to the members of the public, Administration, Finance and Planning Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Joseph Rasowo has said.
Rasowo who is also the Staff Disciplinary Committee said there is need for the new workers to maintain integrity within and without the university so as to maintain the good reputation of the institution.
He addressed the workers on Friday, September 16, 2016 during a Human Resource Department organized two-day induction course at Mazrui Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre which was officially closed by the acting Vice Chancellor Prof Laila Abubakar.
“We will close our eyes for one or two weeks after which we expect you to settle down for serious work. Lateness, absenteeism, staff-student affairs are just but some of the offenses that can land you to the disciplinary committee that I chair,” warned Rasowo.
The call was backed by PC&QMS director Charles Majani who emphasized on departmental cooperation to ensure that all workers can satisfactorily give member of the public basic information about TUM.
Said Majani: “The members of the public expect you to answer their queries on, say, admission criteria and it will be embarrassing to you and disappointing to them for you to refer them to some other workers. They know you know everything since you work at TUM. ”
Laila who took participants through TUM history said: “Remember there hundreds of Kenyans out there who wish to have the job you have just secured. Guard your position responsibly.”
Acting Administration and Planning Registrar Serah Okumu took the staff through the disciplinary process and penalties while Acting Dean of Students Madiha Salim created HIV/Aids awareness in two successive sessions that instilled fear.
Okumu said: “Though we do not wish to talk about disciplinary measures but that is a fact. You conduct within and outside TUM can land you before the disciplinary committee and remember other offences can earn you dismissal,” she said.
Madiha revealed that workers at TUM were posing a challenge to HIV/Aids awareness campaign for failing to cooperate with her staff.
“Students have been very cooperative in this issue but the challenge comes from workers some of whom literarily run away from their offices once we embark on meet-workers-at-their-department campaign,” she said.
Other senior staff who addressed the workers include Acting Human Resource manager Stanley Chiwai, his deputy Joan Cherotich ICT director Obadia Musau, Acting Finance Officer Alfred Indeche and Mathew Jakaiti from the security department.