Nigeria’s Federal Government starts ICT Training for Education Inspectors in Nigeria

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The Federal Government has formulated a new policy that would enable federal education inspectors to acquire Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training, to enable them to compute the activities of the education sector and enhance their productivity.

The training, which would be conducted in collaboration with the office of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), is part of government's reform agenda of improving efficiency in service delivery.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Data Management Training of Federal Inspectorate Service Officers at the Nigerian Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), Abuja, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Goke Adegoroye said those selected for the training were from the Federal Inspectorate of Service (FIS) offices nationwide.

"This training could not have come at a better time than now when the policy focus of the Ministry of Education is on computerisation of the activities of the education sector and staff ICT capacity building for enhanced productivity", he said. Adding that the training was part of the reform agenda of the ministry, to re-invigorate the FIS and improve its proficiency on quality assurance delivery.

While attributing the perceived downward trend in educational output to use of obsolete tools for quality assurance practices, Adegoroye reiterated government's commitment to building the ICT capacity of its staff, to make them responsive to emerging global trends.

Chief Operating Officer, NIIT Jailesh Shah said the training, which would last for two weeks, would enable participants to improve on their data management skills, thereby developing the country's education sector. "By the end of these two weeks, you are going to be masters in handling any management data process. Whether we are using the Oracle or other programs, you will be benefit maximally at the end of the course."

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