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Road safety corps attain international licences

19 June 2014, 20:02

Abuja - About 500 staff of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have passed the the compulsory International Computer Driving License (ICDL) examination conducted  in Abuja.  

Staff comprised  members of the management team and other senior officers, who have been awarded certificates for scaling through the tests.

This, according to a senior officer of the Corps, is in line with its sustained vision to transform to a world class digital-driven government agency.
Jonas Agwu, Corps Public Education Officer, said the exams were the highlight of a three months training stint  aimed at closing the information and technology skills gap among the staff of the organisation.
Speaking at the occasion, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of FRSC, Osita Chidoka, said the training would prepare the staff to embrace the digital world, stressing that the programme would help eliminate the analogue system of carrying out duties within the organisation.

“It is very clear now, the world is divided between the digital and non-digital world and any organisation that wants to make progress must embrace ICT," he said.

He said government had made ICDL a minimum qualification for employment into civil service.

According to the Corps Marshal, the training programmes started from the most top ranking officers, aims to capture all the staff.

The Chairman of the consulting firm that conducted the training, E-Tech Complete Solutions Limited, Abdulhaken Mustapha, said the training comprised seven modules including Spreadsheet, MSL, Word, Power Point presentation among others.
According to him, the certificate is recognised internationally.

“The certificate is recognised in 120 countries around the world and FRSC partnered with us to deliver this to their staff. In the process, they have shown that they are building institutions and not individuals. We need to empower Nigerians and the most important empowerment for now is ICT,” he stated.

- CAJ News

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