The Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), Nigeria Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd. and Sawtel Technological Ltd. has signed a tripartite agreement for the implementation of e-learning management system for both civil and public servants in Nigeria.
Speaking at the ceremony yesterday at the PSIN headquarters in Abuja, the Institute’s administrator, Dr Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo, noted the importance of ICT in manpower development, stressing that the agreement will see the institute deploying ICT to train civil servant simultaneously regardless of their location.
He said: “Today, it is a known fact that without ICT in today’s world you cannot make impact. Public service has the mandate of training and we cannot achieve that without ICT. We’ll definitely need ICT infrastructure to execute these training because we cannot bring everybody her physically. But we’re here to achieve the target that we want to in all our economic industries which includes the ease of doing business. ICT is key, even the strategic plan approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) as projected by the government, it shows that ICT is the central key.”
According to him, “We strongly believe that by the time this infrastructure is in place in about six weeks we should start seeing some immediate regulation. I am confident that by the time the e-business rating is carried out under the next assessment Nigeria would have risen up to about 50 – 60 ranges. So, that only happen when capacity building is in place because you train a staff you get the results.”
“I congratulate you because you are expanding the horizons of not just only the civil servants but the military, paramilitary and so many other agencies that want to push governance, and you are utilizing the best instrument available right now globally, ICT, to train them because ICT is currently the main driver in the world today.
“You are not only being ICT compliant but you are also saving lives of people travelling long distance to come here, and also saving government resources because people would pay per diem to come here but with this agreement people can remain at their location, receive the same content, same information for training and seat for exams simultaneously,” she stated.
In his remarks, the managing director, Sawtel Technologies, Mike Amanyi, said the organization brings a multi-tenant learning management system that would enable PSIN to deliver training concurrently to as many as over a million users globally to the partnership.
“We’re also sing this system to put them on a global map as one of the foremost, leading training service providers globally,” he added.