N.U.S. addresses work ethics

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) started last week with its staff training programme for 2017. 

In collaboration with the Samoa In-country Training Programme (S.I.C.T.P), NUS hosted the Work Ethics training.

The four-day course was conducted for 21 N.U.S. staff from the various departments of the university.  

Ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.

Ethics, for example, refers to those standards that impose the reasonable obligations to refrain from rape, stealing, murder, assault, slander, and fraud. Ethical standards also include those that enjoin virtues of honesty, compassion, and loyalty.

And, ethical standards include standards relating to rights, such as the right to life, the right to freedom from injury, and the right to privacy. Such standards are adequate standards of ethics because they are supported by consistent and well-founded reasons. 


The purpose of this training course was first designed and used for 

Objective 1:  To define and explain the purpose of Work Ethics.

Objective 2: To identify the different characters that promotes good work ethics.

Objective 3:  To demonstrate how N.U.S. benefits from good work ethics.

Objective 4: To identify budgetary saving as result of good work ethics.

Objective 5: To identify the good and bad work ethics effect for the organization and its clients.

Objective 6: Discuss how good work ethics contributes to personal and organization development..


By the end of the programme, participants were competent in the following areas 

1. NUS staff will gain good return on investment through reliable and efficient/effective staff performance.

2. NUS will promote a good create and maintain its own good Organizational Image.

3. NUS staff will have a better understanding of the Good Work Ethics monetary value and savings.


This is through budget support to the Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (OCPDCE), of the National University of Samoa (N.U.S). 

Mrs Lineta Tamnikaiyaroi- Director OCPDCE – N.U.S. was there from the outset of the programme and delivered the Keynote Address upon the presentation of certificates.

The trainer for the week long course was Siaosi Salesulu. 

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