Government expects staff to observe ethical conduct, PS Nabukwesi says

All government officers have been asked to observe the rules and regulations of the public service and endeavor to perform their duties to the best of their abilities.

The Principal Secretary (PS) State Department for University Education and Research Amb. Simon Nabukwesi said by observing rules, officers will be responsible and ensure that they accomplish their assignments timely.

The PS  was speaking today at Jogoo House when he met with twenty-six (26) new officers from his Ministry. The officers included twenty-two (22) Education Officers from the Directorate of University Education (DUE) and four (4) from the Directorate of Research Science and Technology (DRST). The Officers, mainly former school principals and senior teachers, were recruited by the Ministry early in the year.

Amb. Nabukwesi said it is important for civil servants to interact and bond as they share successes and challenges during their service delivery.

“Sharing experiences at work provides an environment for right mentorship and mainstreaming in the government,” he said.

The PS encouraged the officers not to shy away from seeking any clarification from their immediate Directors and other senior colleagues who have served the Ministry longer.

Amb. Nabukwesi said he is glad to have a group of energetic officers especially at a time when there are concerns over the wide age gap between the current top management and junior civil servants serving, thus posing a challenge of succession and continuity after the senior Officers retire from the service.

The PS reminded the new officers to observe punctuality and act promptly on any assignments allocated to them if they are to meet the set deadlines and enhance service delivery.

He reminded them that the Ministry has a huge mandate in serving the citizens on matters of education and therefore so much commitment is expected from them to deliver the ministry’s agenda.

The PS noted that induction for the officers will be conducted at a later date. During the meeting, the officers were taken through training on the security of Government Communication by officers from the national security.

  

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