Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCTA Human resources dept trains staff on computer basics

Department of Human Resource Management (HRM) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has conducted an in-house training of no fewer than 25 administrative staff on basic computer knowledge.

Speaking on the significance of the in-house training at the FCT ICT training hall in Area 11, Garki, Assistant Director, Manpower Development, Mr. Rotimi Ajayi, said that it was necessary to further build staff capacity to do their tasks better.

Ajayi, who was represented by Head of ICT in the Transportation Secretariat, Mr. Ernest Ajorgbor said: “This programme is designed for the administrative staff in order to get them introduced to the latest skills of the Microsoft packages and to let them understand the essence of the computer.

"Some of them have not used computer before now and they are eager to learn. This is particularly important because the FCT Administration may be introducing a paperless office in the near future, so we have to get our staff prepared for that task".

On whether the training was impactful, Ajayi said: “Day two of the programme has been rewarding. The first day, we had computer appreciation programme, where we taught them on how to use the computer. Some of them did not even know how to put it on and off before; while others had little computer skills and could do something without actually knowing what they were doing.

“Some of them are so skillful using their phones, which has android application packages similar to the new computer packages we are introducing them to. So we are trying to migrate those skills they have about the mobile phones to the computer, and they are making a lot of progress.”

Some of the beneficiaries we spoke to expressed delight and gratitude to the Administration for giving them the opportunity to have the latest skills in computer, whike calling on the management to extend the same to their colleagues.

Ayam Mario said: “the training has gone a long way in helping us improve in the discharge of our responsibilities in our various offices. There are certain things we did not know before, but now we know them.

“For instance, I have typed, printed and done a few other things on the computer before, but I have just known how to create a folder and save in it during this training and this will make me manage files better. I have also learnt that within a folder, I can create many folders, so it is a good thing for us to be here".

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