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||By Musa Ishaq

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, in his continuous engagement with faculties, departments and units in the University, has called on senior academics to mentor their junior colleagues. 

The vice-chancellor made this call during an interactive meeting with members of staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Faculty Board Room, Permanent Site Campus, of the university. 

Abdul Rahman described mentorship as an important aspect in the quest for attainment of success in life, adding that the senior academics should make themselves available and easy to reach to the junior academics.

"The younger ones must also be ready to be mentored," he, however, added.

Abdul Rahman emphasised on the need to have a faculty forum for staff where the dean and staff of faculties would meet to discuss progress and challenges they, individually and collectively, face.

He also called for establishment of students-staff forum to also discuss with students on issues relating to their attitude to studies and challenges. 

Doing so, he said, would give room for improvement in character of staff students.

Abdul Rahman, who has consistently called for integrity of conducts among staff and students, said that he was not a believer of pretence, pride, rivalry, sabotage, eye-service, hookworking, religious and tribal sentiments, warning that such negative traits destroy system.

However, he said: "Collaboration and networking are important for the development of the system."

The vice-chancellor reminded staff that students "are the major stakeholders in the University, adding: "In anything we do, our interest must not be above that of students."

He called on staff to take care of their health, saying "health is wealth and time management is important."

In his remarks, Dr Abdullahi Jibrin Ɗan'asabe, the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, thanked the vice-chancellor for the fatherly advise, praying God to guide him and the management team members in their works.

Dr Dan'asabe assured the vice-chancellor that all his statements were noted and that the faculty would work assiduously according to the plan of the vice-chancellor.

Those who accompanied the vice-chancellor, included the deputy vice-chancellor, Prof. Idris O.O. Amali; registrar, Dr. Abubakar Mamuda; the bursar Mr Wilson Daniel the university librarian, Dr Abiodun Olaide Iyoro, deputy registrar and SA to the vice-chancellor, Mr Musa Bashir Agbawu, PS-VC, Mr Bashir Ozomata.

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