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Government begins data collector training

By Kolubah Zayzay

(lbsonline/Liberia)-The Liberian Government  has begun training several data collectors across the country  for capacity development.

The Data Collectors will be trained to conduct national institution capacity assessment of existing technical and vocational education. Requisite knowledge will also be impacted to the collectors to intern train TVET and skills development institutions nation-wide.

According to a Youth and Sports Ministry release,issued  Tuesday, February 26, 2013,  the training and assessment exercises will be carried out on a regional basis.

The release said: “Region 1 comprises Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Gbarpolu counties, and Region 2 comprises Margibi, Grand Bassa, and Rivercess Counties. Lofa, Nimba and Bong Counties make up Region 3, while Grand Gedeh, Rivergee, Sinoe, Grand Kru and Maryland Counties constitute Region 4.”

“The first training session, intended for Region 1 Data Collectors, begins Tuesday 26th and ends Wednesday 27th February, 2013 in the Liberia Red Cross Guesthouse conference room in Tubmanburg, Bomi County,” it said:

“The data collection will begin a day after the end of the training exercise.”

“The training and data collection program exercise was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the Education Ministry and the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS),” the release also said.

The release added: “The program is being funded by the Liberian Government and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).”

The training objective is to enable participants effectively conduct the nation-wide assessment on behalf of the Liberian Government.

The Youth and Sports Ministry release also said: “The data to be gathered will produce baseline statistics and other relevant information for decision-making at all levels relative to priority capacity gaps, weaknesses and strengths.”

“The exercise is also intended to assess the number and quality of available human resource, quality and quantity of instructional materials, curricula, number and quality of equipment, logistics and quality of infrastructure, among others,” the Ministry noted in the release.

“The result of the study will also be used to formulate a National Comprehensive Capacity Development Strategy for Liberia.”


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