The Works and Maintenance Department was formerly a part of Physical Planning and Works Service Department until September, 2010 when it became a department. The department is headed by the Directory, Works and Maintenance Service. The Works and Maintenance is not involved in the major capital projects. The Physical Planning Department handles all major capital projects and on completion transfers to users for use and Works and Maintenance for subsequent maintenance.
“To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
Our Philosophy and Orientation are captured by the use of language, nay outlines to express and explain ourselves, as well as relate our conception of world around us to our work ethics. It presents the means through which we think, organize our thoughts and clarify what we mean.
In the beginning from 1992 when the University was established, it was Physical Planning and Works Services (PP+WS). Later from 2011, the Directorate of Works Services was created with a distinctive identity for continuous utility delivery, leaving behind planning and procurement of capital projects and assets for the Directorate of Physical Planning. This clarification is necessary to understand our philosophy for the Directorate of Works Services. Our frame of mind is summarily captured in our Vision, Mission, Goal, Motto, Core Values.
To work and serve for the availability of utility to support teaching, research, learning, administration and community life of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
To provide effectively, efficiently and safely total quality engineering works and services (TQEWS) for delivering utilities to the University Community.
To continuously exceed expectation limits, setting trending benchmarks that conform with global best practices in Works Services delivery.
The department handles direct labour projects which are mainly maintenance in nature. The Works and Maintenance Department is solely responsible for maintenance infrastructures which include:
The maintenance works are done by the various units in the Works and Maintenance department. Such units are:
This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving carpentry, plumbing/masonry and sign writing/painting.
This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving electrical systems in the University.
This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving diesel engine generators and heavy duty vehicles (including tractors). The procurement of bulk diesel and dispensing to the University’s Community is undertaken through this unit.
This unit is responsible for all maintenance jobs involving petrol engine generators, petrol engine vehicles, welding, refrigeration and air-conditioning system, panel beating works and auto-electrical works.
This unit is responsible for maintenance of all landscaping jobs.
Upkeep of the University fleet of vehicles. Ensuring logistics and transportation to officials and community.
The first substantive Director of Works and Maintenance assumed duties on 1st August, 2014. The major accomplishments of the works and maintenance services since 2014 can be summarized as follows: