PSIN TO DIGITALIZE TRAINING OF PUBLIC SERVANTS
The Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), NIGCOMSAT and Sawtel Technologies has signed a tripartite agreement to implement and deploy a Multi-Tenant Learning Management System in the Institute.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Administrator/CEO of the Public Service Institute of Nigeria Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo said as an Institute with the mandate to provide transformational training to Public Servants, the packaging and delivery of training to participants must comply with global best practice.
Dr. Obatoyinbo said that ICT is ruling the world today and as a capacity building institute, PSIN is poised to deploy modern technologies to enhance teaching and learning for effective results. He said that even though it might seem late for the Institute to go digital by this time, he however added that the partnership could not have come at a better time.
Furthermore, the PSIN Boss said the on-going process by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita to transform the Civil Service as contained in the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP) which was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) places emphasis on ICT. He reiterated the plan to step up the quality of training for Public Servants to enable them compete with their counterparts anywhere in the world.
Dr. Obatoyinbo said that the digitalization of training for Civil Servants will not only help to make the Civil Service to run paperless training but will also have a positive effect in increasing Nigeria’s ranking in the ease of doing business. He added that with the e-learning Management System, the cost of training will be reduced and Civil Servants can undergo training and re-training to make them Efficient, Productive and Incorruptible.
In his words, the Administrator said “if we must remain the leading capacity building institute in Africa, NIGCOMSAT is the strategic partner that we need”. He noted that satellite is very important to the development of any country and as the workforce that interprets and implements government policies, training is very essential. He pointed that because of the large population of Public Servants in Nigeria, it is not possible to bring everyone to the Institute for training, but with this partnership, more Public Servants will be able to participate in capacity building from any location.
The Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Abimbola Alele in her remarks said ICT is the bedrock of everything in the world today and that by this partnership, PSIN is now ICT complaint and digitally enabled to train people. She added that by the deployment of the Multi-Tenant Learning Management System, PSIN is not just making training programmes available from everywhere, but also making it to be cost effective for the Government as well as eliminating risks for participants.
Mr. Mike Amanyi, the Managing Director, Sawtel Technologies Limited said with this partnership, his organisation via the multi-tenant Learning Management System will enable PSIN to deliver training concurrently to over a million users globally. He added that Sawtel will use the platform to put PSIN on the global map as Africa’s foremost capacity building Institute.