NPC Commences Training of Ad hoc Staff for 2023 Census

The National Population Commission (NPC) has commenced training of ad hoc staff for 2023 Population and Housing Census. NPC says the commission will train and deploy 786,741 workers for the 2023 census exercise. You may like to check NPC Ad hoc Staff Salary and Allowances.

This was disclosed by Isiaka Yahaya, the Director of Public Affairs. According to Yahaya, NPC the ad hoc staff will consist of 632,797 enumerators, 125,944 supervisors 24,001 data quality assistants, 12,000 field coordinators, 1,000 data quality managers, 1639 centre administrators and 59,000 LGA level facilitators.

He said:

“In preparation for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census scheduled to begin from 29th March to 2nd April 2023, the National Population Commission has commenced the training of functionaries for the exercise in all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from Monday, 23rd January 2023.

“The training which is being organized in stages started with the training of Census Specialized Workforce (CSW) and facilitators who will in turn train enumerators, supervisors, field coordinators, data quality assistants and data quality managers. The training includes self-learning study, online training with monitored simulated hands-on and in-person classroom and hands-on training.”

Yahaya further stated that the functionaries were to be trained on census forms, census applications, data capturing processes, interpersonal communication, and basic troubleshooting of Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI), while soliciting support from all stakeholders for a successful conduct of the program.

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