By Muhammad Tanko Shittu
As part of a plan to ensure that civil servants key into the modern drive of globalised way of discharging office functions, the Plateau state Ministry for Science and Technology has embarked on training of senior civil servants in computer literacy.
The Commissioner in charge of the ministry, Prof. Comfort Piwuna, said while fielding questions from journalists after the opening ceremony of a five-day training for commissioners and heads of agencies in the state, held at the Government Lodge, Jishe.
She said the aim of the programme was to impact ICT fundamental on computer literacy.
“The state Governor, Jonah David Jang, has given an ultimitum to the entire civil servants, that they must be computer literates,” Piwuna said, adding, “In the bid to achieve that the ministry was mandated to organise some form of training to impact the knowledge to state executives and senior civil servants.”
According to her, the training has really impacted on to the smooth running of work, adding that it has also been helping interministerial communications.
Piwuna said the third phase training would take on deputy directors.
“The bottom line is to be running a paperless government,” she said. “This is in line with the idea of the state Governor David Jonah Jang, who had initiated a digitalised system of government in the state.”
The commissioner explained that the training programme would permiate down to the local government level.