An Efficient Support Team is The Secret to Workplace Harmony…. Sunday Adegbesan

The main job responsibility of a support team is to ensure the efficient performance of all departments in an organization. They act as a connecting link between the senior management and the employees. They also provide motivation to the work force and make them realize the goals of the organization. In order to enhance the aforementioned skills and competences, Bayelsa Education Development Trust Fund in conjunction with National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration collaborated to build the capacity of Support Staff of the former.

Director General, NIEPA NIGERIA, Ondo, Professor Lilian Salami who was represented by the Head, Training department, Dr. Sunday Adegbesan briefed that the training for support staff of Bayelsa Education Development Trust Fund will take a broad look at aspects such as Office Administration, Administrative Duties in Office, Communication Skills, Work Ethics and Value, Basic Public Service Rules, Interpersonal Skills and Human Relations Principles, Time Management and Efficiency in Workplace, Record Documentation and Management, Team Building and Computer Application in Education. Dr. Adegbesan further said that the capacity building training workshop organized for support staff of BYEDTF will enhance their skills in office administrative duties and improve their capability in discharging their responsibilities. He enjoined the participants to actively participate during the sessions to get the best out of NIEPA’s unique style of facilitation which is participatory and experiential.


In her opening remarks, Executive Secretary Bayelsa Education Development Trust Fund, Dr. Mrs. Alice Atuwo affirmed her belief in the capacity, depth and know-how of NIEPA’s seasoned resource persons. While commending the Institute for a job well done during the training workshop organized for Board members of the Fund sometime in July, she hoped that this workshop for Support staff with the theme “Work Ethics and Professionalism” will avail the Officers of BEDTF with the necessary information that will be needed for maximum benefits.


The National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) was mandated to develop a critical mass of educational planners and managers at all levels of administration, a task it has been engaged in since its establishment in 1992. This has been achieved through the various collaborative efforts of the Federal Ministry of Education, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President (OSSAP) on SDGs, States Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs), States Ministry of Education (SMoEs) and other critical education stakeholders