The National Population Commission (NPC) management has extended its recruitment portal closing date. According to the commission, the e-recruitment portal for ad hoc staff for the 2023 Population and Housing Census would close on December 28, 2022.
This was disclosed by Mr Chidi Ezeoke, the NPC Federal Commissioner representing Anambra State at the opening of a 10-day Zonal Level Training of Principal Trainers on Monday in Awka.
According to Ezeoke, the date was extended from December 10 to December 28, 2022 to give room for more interested persons to apply, advising qualified candidates to take advantage of the extension.
“Earlier, we announced that the recruitment portal will be closed on December 10. But after the board met, they decided to extend it to December 28, to allow more people to register and apply,”.
He said the training of Principal Trainers was necessary for the facilitators, who would in turn train the supervisors and enumerators at the state level.
Ezeoke stated the objectives of the training, which include preparing the second level trainers for a standardised census training and adequately teaching the concept and definitions for the exercise.
“The training will also provide clear guidelines for the field enumeration procedures for the census, robust instructions on use of census data collection and applications as well as first-hand guides for field operations.
“This training is put together to enhance the technical and managerial capacity as well as skills of the participants to teach other field functionaries for the success of the census,”.