By: Prudence Okonna
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has concluded plans to test-run the digital Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER), using the Performance Management System next year.
The test-run of APER, in 2024, is to ensure a seamless assessment of staff’s performance across all Secretariats, Departments, and Agencies of the FCT Administration.
Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Olusade Adesola, disclosed this during the flag-off of the first batch of the 2023 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Computer Appreciation training for Staff of the FCT Administration, held Monday, at the FCT ICT Lab, Area 11, Garki Abuja.
Adesola said, the essence of digitization is to reduce the waste of physical files, address the issue of missing files, and improve the speed of work delivery by workers.
He added that the system will improve the overall efficiency of service delivery in the FCT to ensure that residents and visitors alike in the Territory derive maximum benefits from government services in real-time.
The Permanent Secretary noted that to meet up with the global standard of operation and help staff adapt to dynamics in the system of operation, the FCT Administration is investing in the training and capacity development of the workforce through ICT training.
His words: “The FCTA service-wide ICT capacity enhancement training program is envisaged to bring about a paradigm shift in the output and performance of the FCTA workforce and also close up the digital divide between the Administration and the progress of ICT penetration in the Federal Public Service”.
The Permanent Secretary revealed that 2000 members of staff of the FCTA will participate in the training in the first and second quarter of 2023 and charged them to be committed and concentrate on benefitting maximally from the training to achieve the digital advancement of the FCT Administration.
Earlier, the Director of, the Human Resource Management Department (HRMD), Muhammad Bashir, said the purpose of the training is to equip the staff of the Administration with the necessary skills to become proficient in basic computer operations that will help them improve their job performance and enhance productivity.
Also speaking, the Director of Treasury, Zanna Alhaji Hamza, admonished the participants to practice what they learned during the training to enable them to become proficient in their job performance.
Acting Director, Reform Coordination and Service Improvement (RCSI), Jummai Ahmadu, hinted that a monthly recognition of staff will commence for staff with outstanding performance and, therefore, called on the participants to maximize the teachings and deploy their talents and ingenuity towards the improvement of the FCTA.
Some of the courses in the curriculum of the ICT training program include virtual conference Meeting process, Enterprise Content Management Solutions, and IP Telephony as well as Anti-Cybercrime and Data Protection Solutions.