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Sunday September 20, 2020

Pre-Certification of Trainers for Censuses

Pre-Certification of Trainers for Censuses
In accordance with the objectives of Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) - provision of quality, relevant, accurate and timely statistical information for the purpose of national development -, as stipulated in Clause 3 of the Statistical Service Act, 2019 (Act 1003), and oversight of capacity building in the statistical ecosystem, GSS routinely engages data collection personnel in the discharge of its duties. The engagement of field staff is preceded by trainings aimed at equipping trainees with the knowledge, understanding and application of the instruments for data collection. Due to the recurrence of this activity in the conduct of national censuses and surveys, GSS has resolved to certify trainers to engender the following: continuous learning, retraining and coaching; a three-way (GSS, field staff and respondents) trust building; equitable distribution of trainers across localities and enumeration areas; creation of a pool of trainers to be used by all data collection institutions; and institute a career development path for trainers.

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