STAFF of the National Statistics Office (NSO) were honoured on Friday last week for their participation during the two weeks of in-depth training on Census Management and CSPro.
Commenced on October 8, the training concluded with certificate presentation on Friday.
“The training is a massive leap for the NSO staff,” Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi said.
It was envisioned to prepare and equip staff with crucial proficiency regarding staff involvement in different levels of census management and operational activities and also impart officers with procedures into editing census data.
Mr Kimi said equipping staff with essential expertise ahead of the 2019 population census is vital.
“Since the census project involves huge operations and the information to be collected will be used and useful in the next ten years, it is important that proper management of census activities, processes together with monitoring/evaluation are being implemented to control and guarantee management of data quality and to complete the Census count,” Kimi emphasised.
Kimi thanked his staff for their patience and cooperation throughout the course of the training and also acknowledged the training facilitator Dr Michael Jonathan Levin for his time and service.
He said the teamwork essence and serenity displayed by participants (staff) has ensued in the training success.
The training was the first of its kind for the NSO and the presentation contents are similar to the recommended UN revised Population handbook together with the approved international standards, classifications and definitions.
Meanwhile, participants thanked the NSO management for making the training accessible and pledged to put into practice what has been learned.