FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH PSIN ON E-LEARNING PLATFORM.
Public Service Institute of Nigeria is committed to deliver on its core mandate of building the capacity of Civil Servants through its e-learning platform, “Public Service Learning Management System” (PSLMS), a Multi-Tenant Learning Management System that allow simultaneous delivery of online training to over a million users globally.
The Administrator/ CEO Public Service Institute of Nigeria Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo made this assertion when he received a team from the Federal Civil Service Commission, led by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Olumuyiwa Enitan Abel in his office.
According to him, the PSIN e-learning platform, will reposition the Public Service for effective service delivery, in line with the 2017-2020 Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the Federal Government as well as towards the realisation of the vision of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Dr Folasade Omolara Yemi-Esan of transforming the Service into an Efficient, Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen-Centred (EPIC), through the Federal Civil Service Strategic Implementation Plan (FCSSIP).
Dr. Obatoyinbo further stated that PSIN is a government institute with the mandate to provide competency-based and demand driven training for Public Servants, adding that being knowledge based Institute, PSIN provides capacity building programmes targeted at meeting the needs of individual organisation thereby ensuring needed transformation in the Civil Service.
Responding, the Permanent Secretary Civil Service Commission, Mr Olumuyiwa Abel, in his remarks stated that his visit to PSIN is home coming, in his words “We own PSIN”. He commended the Administrator, Dr Obatoyinbo for his doggedness in driving transformational initiatives, one of which is the e-learning platform, as a tool to further entrench PSIN strategic role of developing manpower through deployment of modern technologies (ICT) to enhance teaching and learning for effective results in the Public Service.
According to him, the vision of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Dr. Folasade Omolara Yemi-Esan of transforming the Service into an Efficient, Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen-Centred (EPIC), is key in repositioning the Public Service for effective service delivery, most especially in the processes of engagement, deployment, promotion and exiting the service.
He emphasized that, for Civil Service to reflect modern reality, the system must be e-compliance, in his words”ICT is the bedrock of everything in the world today and keying into Public Service Learning Management System is not just making training programmes available for civil servants, but also making it to be cost effective for the Government as well as eliminating risks for participants having to travel a long distance, in the course of training”.
Mr Olumuyiwa further stated that Civil Service Commission believes strongly in training and re-training of staff as enshrined in the Civil Service Rules. He expressed the Commission’s willingness to partner with PSIN in the capacity building drive of its staff.
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