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AG Donates Laptop Computers To Best Four Graduates of ICT

AG Donates Laptop Computers To Best Four Graduates of ICT

…Presents Certificates To 371 Others

Four out of the 371workers in Akwa Ibom State Government employ, who were outstanding in their performances during the just concluded ICT training were today Monday, presented with laptop computers.

The beneficiaries are; Uwem Nkereuwem Williams of State Secondary Education Board, who came first, Michael Udoh Brown of Ministry of Information and Strategy, cliched the second position, Imabong Akpan Ekpo, staff of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) came third, while Ekanem Samuel Akpan took fourth position.

The colourful ceremony which was held at the ICT Resource Centre of the Accountant General’s office also witnessed the presentation of certificates to other 371 participants of the ICT training.

Presenting the laptop computers to the beneficiaries, the Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew-Essien said the gesture was deliberate to serve as a morale booster to the trainees.

PastorAndrew-Essien who opined that he initiated the issuance of certificates upon study completion to participants, said since the program’s inception in 2017 till date, about 2491 workers have so far been trained and issued certificates.

The Accountant General maintained that ICT has greatly impacted communication, virtually reducing the world to a global village, by enabling people to communicate easily and quickly.

He lauded the State Government for not only introducing the training of her workforce on ICT, but sustaining the tempo in spite of the harsh economic weather.

Pastor Andrew-Essien lauded the Director of administration and supplies in his office, Mrs. Helen George whose office is in charge of the training, for ensuring the program’s success.

The Accountant General challenged graduands to make the best use of the knowledge garnered during the training to complement the current digitisation process of the State public service, geared towards accurate record keeping and ease of doing government business.

Setting the tone for the event, the Managing Director of NIMESI Systems Limited, Mr. Etangese Isemin lauded Akwa Ibom State Government under the watch of Mr. Udom Emmanuel for the political will and consistency in ensuring that the State workforce is ICT literate.

Mr. Isemin noted that Akwa Ibom State Government had done well in infrastructural development, security, good branding which according to him has wooed investors to the State.

Responding on behalf of the graduands, Mr.Bassey Asuquo expressed gratitude to the State Government for training them on ICT, to make them computer literate, saying the knowledge gained would help boost productivity in service.

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