The Maritime Academy of Nigeria has embarked on a  four day capacity development workshop to increase the ability of the institution to achieve performance excellence.


The training programme which began on Wednesday, is themed “Cascading Performance Management” and focuses on the equipping participants to function optimally in achieving their organisation’s goals.


Speaking on the first day Performance Management Phases stated that the system comprises of a gamut of new and effective Human Resources processes and solutions for the modern-day workplace.


He explained that the PMS had improved on the popular Annual Performance Audit (APA) system which was limited because it is paper-based and does not take into cognisance the use of modern technologies.


Stressing the need for institutions to carry their staff along while drawing up and executing their annual plans and for evaluations, feedback and monitoring to be ongoing and not fixed to the end of projects, Udoh said forward thinking organisations have begun to embrace PMS.


On his part, Mr Seun Babalola, another key facilitator who spoke on Performance Management Systems and the Underlying Theories said that an understanding of the various approaches/strategies for managing personnel results in the setting of measurable goals and an excellent delivery of targets.


He stated that PMS is a necessary tool for measuring excellent performances and urged participants to understand the process in order to improve their output.


Earlier declaring the event which is ongoing at the Academy’s facility in Oron, Akwa Ibom open, the Rector, Commodore Duja Emmanuel Effedua (Rtd) urged participants said the essence of the programme is “ultimately to improve performance” in the nation’s premier maritime training school.



“The training will be addressing the problem in our performance in our organization. I wish the participants and the organizers a very successful workshop which is ultimately to improve performance in our organization as. I hereby declare the workshop open.


“We have the responsibility on behalf of the institution to fully make of the workshop and to understand how we are going to key in to this national programme, said the Rector who was represented by Dr. Kevin O. Okonna – Director, Specialized Seafarers Training Courses.


TNMN reports that participants were drawn from the Academy, the Ministry of Transportation and the maritime media.


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