By Emmanuel Adeleke
In line with the best practices towards enhancing capacity building, efficient and effective service delivery, the Oyo State Government has engaged 40 junior staff members, between Grade Level 3 and 6 on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishment and Training, Mr. Paul Oyekunle, disclosed this while declaring series of one-day workshop for personnel in the state open, at Simeon Adebo Staff Development Center, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
According to Oyekunle, the training which is in series, is a refresher course for key officers across ministries, departments and agencies of government, and is expected to last for three weeks with different related topics of discuss.
He said the training is timely and appropriate just as the government is striving to promote and leverage technology for effective governance and discharge of duties.
“The series of training has buttressed the government’s commitment to workers development and welfarism as the present administration under the leadership of Engr Seyi Makinde opined that, only a well trained workforce can best serve the government and the governed.
“It is the first of its kind in the second term of this administration, as we have started today, it portents a great omen for the service and we expect more of it to come in this year and the nearest future.
“Training is very important and there is no substitute for it; without training, there is no way the skill of the officer can be enhanced, no way their capacity can be build up and anyone who wants to be relevant in the society must embrace Information and Communication Technology (ICT) because it is the currency to be traded with in the contemporary world,” he said.
Earlier, the Director, Management, Secretarial, Computer and Business Studies, Mrs Stella Okedum, stressed that the series of one day workshop is to develop and enhance participants duty delivery ability, particularly in the use of ICT tools and skills for overall improved service delivery.
She urged them to use the training opportunity for personal development and benefits of their ministries, departments and agencies and the service at large.
Courses lined up in series of the workshop programme include Basic ICT Application Programme (Batch II), Basic ICT Application Programme (Batch III), ICT Skill Improvement Workshop, Capacity Building Workshop on Secretarial Competence Development and Effective Office Coordination Strategies.
Others are Effective Power Point Presentation Skills and Deployment of MS PowerPoint Skill for Effective Presentation.