NPC Commences Training Of 2023 Housing Census Functionaries

The National Population Commission (NPC) has started training functionaries for the exercise in all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as of Monday, January 23, 2023. The census is planned to take place from March 29 to April 2, 2023.

Enumerators, supervisors, field coordinators, data quality assistants, and data quality managers will all receive training as part of the staged process that began with the training of the Census Specialized Workforce (CSW) and facilitators. The program consists of independent study, monitored online training with simulated hands-on exercises, and live classroom and hands-on training sessions.

The officials must receive training in census forms, census applications, data collection procedures, interpersonal communication, and computer-assisted personal interview fundamental problem-solving (CAPI). The training will also cover dispute settlement and the fundamentals of using Excel.

The Commission has hired and educated Data Quality Managers and Data Quality Assistants on the deployment of maps, data validation, and monitoring of the census dashboard in order to guarantee that the data obtained are of high quality.

786,741 functionaries in all, including 623,797 enumerators, 125,944 supervisors 24,001 data quality assistants, 12,000 field coordinators, 1,000 data quality managers, 1639 training center administrators, and 59,000 LGA level facilitators, must be trained and deployed for the 2023 Census.

The Commission requests the assistance of all parties in order to successfully conduct the census.

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