In its efforts to improve productivity in workplace, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA NIGERIA), Ondo in Collaboration with Federal Ministry of Education (FME), Abuja, has trained Administrative, Finance and Technical staff of Research and other Allied institutions on “Harnessing Technology for Learning Continuity”. Declaring the Workshop open at Niepa Nigeria Ondo Corporate headquarters in Ondo city on Tuesday 20th October, 2021, the Director General of NIEPA, Professor Olivet Jagusah mni, said, “Training for personnel, accounts and technical officers is an important contribution to our efforts at human capital development.
According to Professor Jagusah, “This capacity enhancement programme, provides potentials and opportunities for Administrative, Account & Finance and Estate Works & Services Officers for effective delivery. The above officers need to be proactive in all sense especially for the future in terms of growing technology worldwide”. Asserting that, “While the training here is expected to help reconcile the attitude of the participants with the ethical demands of work, any change in attitude must begin in the minds of the participants. Of course, if you do not believe in the principles establishing the public service, no amount of training can make the desired impact.
He charged the participants to ensure that necessary knowledge is gained, necessary skills is mastered and necessary attitudes are acquired to help them develop as individuals, improve their social well-being so as to play their parts in the achievement of education in their organizations as well as in Nigeria. He said the possession of several key work ethics was a plus for achieving a successful career and promoting organizational goals.He maintained that, “This workshop will help workers put their attitudes, thoughts and character within the organization in the right perspective, making them more efficient and effective on their jobs”.
Also speaking on the purpose of the training programme, Head, Training and Research Department of NIEPA, Dr. Sunday Adegbesan, said the workshop aim was to build a team of well-trained and dedicated staff for the respective organizations represented at the workshop. Adegbesan added that, “educational institutions have the responsibilities of keeping records, managing finance, maintenance of facilities and ensuring job effectiveness to achieve educational goals and objectives. Due to the position of these officers at their respective institutions, they are expected to acquire different skills in managing the affairs of the departments”.
He then outlined that the 4-day training workshop for Education institution officers seeks to capture all and more of the following: Budget planning and expenditure control in educational institutions, Basic Accounting Principles and Application in ICT Environment, Ethics on Attitudinal Change in the Public Service, Improving Personal Effectiveness for Peak Performance, Engineering Facilities Maintenance and Maintenance Practices of Institutional FacilitiesHe expressed optimism that the training sessions will further build the ability of participants to help drive the vision and mission of their respective organizations.