Training of census personnel, vital for better experiences – NPC


Census training centers have been described as unique in providing distinctive learning experiences that would shape the proficiency of personnel.

Alhaji Nasir Kwarra, Executive Chairman, National Population Commission (NPC), said this while declaring open the National Level Training of Centre Managers and Administrators (TCMA) for 2023 Population and Housing Census in Abuja on Tuesday.

Kwarra urged the participants to utilize the opportunity by being committed to the commission’s work, to generate credible, reliable and acceptable data for development planning purposes.

“Census training centers are unique, unlike conventional schools; they are structured to provide distinctive learning experiences that will shape the proficiency of the Census Workforce.

He explained that the success of every project was a direct function of the quality of manpower deployed in its execution and for a major national assignment such as the 2023 Population and Housing Census.

According to him, its overall success will no doubt be tied to the quality of the entire workforce which will largely depend on the quality of training received.

The Executive Chairman said that the commission had prioritized the training of center managers and administrators for effective service delivery.

“As center managers and administrators, you will be equipped with relevant skills and knowledge to carry out your duties efficiently.

“Part of your duties and responsibilities as Training Centre Managers and Administrators (TCMAs) is to support the operational and technical wing of the census.

“Through proper management and administration of these centers, you can track the operational activities at the training venues on real time basis,” he said.

Kwarra said that the main objectives of the training are building the capacity of Training Centre Managers and Administrators (TCMAs) to support their roles and responsibilities.

He, however, said that the center managers were expected to provide pre-service orientation to TCMAs prior to their setting out to various training centers.

He reiterated the imperatives of commitment by participants to achieve the objectives.

He restated the Commission’s vision of the 2023 census being designed to produce accurate, reliable and acceptable census and inclusive, user-friendly census data.


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