By Samsideen Ceesay The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS), on Saturday completed a 10-day training on E-Repository Micro Data Management. The training targeted 16 participants drawn from Government departments and agencies such as the Ministry of Trade, Finance, Agriculture, Basic and Secondary Education, Central Bank of the Gambia, and GBoS among many other Institutions. The training was facilitated by the UTG school of I.T.C In his closing statement on behalf of the Statistician General, Sheriff Njie, Training Coordinator who doubled as the HR manager at GBoS, underscored the importance of the training, which he said will broaden the skills and knowledge of participants on E-Repository Micro Data Management. “The two weeks course provided for the 16 delegates from the various agencies did not only enhance their working skills and efficiency but also provide them with an insight framework which shows how document management systems fit into a corporate information technology infrastructure” he said. Also speaking at the training, Prof. Momodou Jain, Dean School of ICT who doubles as the Deputy Vice Chancellor UTG, said it is important for participants to make sure they utilise the knowledge gained in their respective work places and also share the knowledge learnt. He said: “E- Repository data filing is a subset of the document management application and is an essential tool to allow government entities, as well as other national institutions to stay in compliance with regulations related to record retention and destructions best practices”. Mbemba Hydara, Lecturer UTG and a trainer, said the training will help participants to ensure efficiency, transparency and also work faster in saving time. Pa Saffiong Kebbeh, UTG Lecturer and a trainer, on his part thanked the GBoS for coming up with this initiative. He also assured the support of the school I.T.C in facilitating a similar training. “The instructor-lead presentations and demos along with practical hands-on exercises provided the delegates with direct experience in several aspects of document management,” he underscored. On behalf of the participants, Omar C.F. Kebbeh GBoS Cadet Statistician gave a voter of thanks. At the end of the training participants were awarded with certificates.]]>
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