NIEPA Builds Capacity of Education Secretaries and Heads of Department for Effective Re-positioning of the Education Sector

The achievement of established vision, mission and objective of every organization hinges on the capacity of the personnel. For better service delivery, staff of an organization must be skilled in administrative processes, procedures and activities to function efficiently and effectively.

Under the dynamic leadership of Professor Lilian Salami, NIEPA’s capacity building fame in the education sector has continued to soar, with MDAs queuing to have a taste of the unique assemblage of faculty and facilitation the Institute touts. This time, it was the turn of Education Secretaries/Managers and Heads of departments from Delta State Universal Basic Education Board. The agency on 23rd September, 2019 arrived the corporate headquarters of NIEPA Nigeria, Ondo for a 5-day capacity building workshop on Leadership and Strategic Planning and Managing Training Activities.

Delivering her welcome address at the opening ceremony, NIEPA’s Director-General and Chief Executive, Professor Lilian Imuetinyan Salami reiterated the Institute’s commitment and passion towards developing the nation’s education sector manpower to consolidate on gains already made by the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu. Speaking further, Professor Salami expressed her optimism in that, the capacity building training workshop will enhance the skills and capabilities of Education Secretaries/Managers and Heads of Departments of Delta SUBEB in discharging their responsibilities. While promising to make their stay in Ondo worth the while, she enjoined the participants to take the 5-day training seriously in order to be able to cascade new leadership styles imbibed during the workshop at their various departments and units.

Responding on behalf of Delta SUBEB Chairman, Director, Teacher Development, Mrs. Juliet Ezefili appreciated all Education Secretaries and Heads of department present and urged them to participate actively in the training by contributing their quota towards the achievement of the Board’s objectives. She then lauded Universal Basic Education Commission for its efforts to ensure that Delta SUBEB remains more effective and result driven.

Head of NIEPA’s Training department, Dr. Sunday Adegbesan, while speaking on the workshop style, approach and content, highlighted critical aspects the workshop intends to cover to include: Strategic Management, Leadership Styles, Communication, Management of Training Activities, Monitoring and Evaluation of Learning Outcomes among others. He assured the participants that NIEPA’s seasoned resource persons will avail them with the necessary information that will be needed for maximum benefit.