NPC Commences Training Of 786,741 Functionaries For 2023 Census

NPC Commences Training Of 786,741 Functionaries For 2023 Census

By Joel Ajayi

In preparation for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census scheduled to begin from 29th March to 2nd April 2023, the National Population Commission on Monday commenced the training of no viewer than 786,741 functionaries in all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The Functionaries which includes, 623,797 enumerators, 125,944 supervisors, 24,001 Data Quality Assistants, 12,000 Field Coordinators, 1,000 Data Quality Managers, 1639 Training Centre Administrators and 59,000 LGA level facilitators.

In a statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs, Isiaka Yahaya, on Monday in Abuja revealed that, the training which is being organized in stages started with the training of Census Specialized Workforce (CSW) and facilitators who will in turn train enumerators, supervisors, field coordinators, data quality assistants and data quality managers.

According to the statement, the training includes self-learning study, online training with monitored simulated hands-on and in-person classroom and hands-on trainings.

“The functionaries are to be trained on census forms, census applications, data capturing process, interpersonal communication, and basic trouble shooting of Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI). Other topics of focus during the training include dispute resolution and basic use of excel.

“To ensure that the data collected are of high quality, the Commission has recruited and trained Data Quality Managers and Data Quality Assistants on the deployment of maps, data validation and monitoring of the census dashboard.

“The total number of functionaries to be trained and deployed for the 2023 Census is 786,741 consisting of 623,797 enumerators, 125,944 supervisors, 24,001 Data Quality Assistants, 12,000 Field Coordinators, 1,000 Data Quality Managers, 1639 Training Centre Administrators and 59,000 LGA level facilitators.”

However, the Commission has called on all stakeholders to support the exercise that will help in conducting, accurate, reliable and acceptable census come April 2023.


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