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UNILORIN approves paternity leave for male staff

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UNILORIN approves paternity leave for male staff

The Registrar of the University of Ilorin, Mr. Mansur Alfanla, has shared the introduction of paternity leave for male staff members as part of the newly-revised Conditions of Service for the university.

This significant change is aimed to align with contemporary workplace practices that prioritize work-life balance.

According to Mr. Alfanla, male officers whose spouses deliver a baby will be entitled to 14 working days of paternity leave.

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Similarly, if a male officer’s family adopts a child under four months old, they will also enjoy the same paternity leave entitlement.

Mr. Alfanla emphasized the importance of the university’s staff members being familiar with and strictly adhering to the revised conditions, which can be accessed through their email.

He also urged staff to uphold the core values of the institution including excellence, service to the community, probity, and respect.

“By virtue of all other powers enabling it on that behalf, the Conditions of Service of Staff are issued by the Governing Council, after due consultation with Senate with effect from June 30, 2023.”

He noted that this update marks a significant change from the previous Conditions of Service, which were last revised on Nov. 21, 2014.”

The university administration’s proactive approach to adapt to evolving needs and standards is expected to positively impact the overall well-being and satisfaction of its staff,” the Registrar assured.

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