UNILORIN Introduces Paternity Leave for Male Staff
UNILORIN Introduces Paternity Leave for Male Staff in a Revamped Conditions of Service. This decision aims to improve working conditions, promote work-life balance, and attract and retain top talent within the institution.
The announcement was made by the university’s Registrar, Mansur Alfanla, as part of the recent amendments to the university’s policies. Under this new policy, male staff members whose spouses give birth will now be entitled to 14 working days of paternity leave.
Alfanla highlighted the specifics of the new policy, emphasizing that male officers whose partners welcome a new child are eligible for the 14-day paternity leave period. He emphasized the intent behind this move, stating, “The introduction of paternity leave is a significant step towards enhancing the well-being of our male staff and fostering a more family-friendly work environment.”
Furthermore, Alfanla detailed that this paternity leave policy isn’t solely limited to childbirth. In cases where a male officer’s family adopts a child under four months old, the officer will similarly be granted a 14-working-day paternity leave period to cater to the family’s needs.
The introduction of paternity leave at UNILORIN signifies a progressive approach by the institution to recognize the importance of family responsibilities and support its male employees in balancing work and family life. This initiative is expected to contribute positively to the overall welfare and job satisfaction of the university’s male workforce.