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IPAM certifies parliamentary staff

May 8, 2015

As part of its staff development policy, the Parliamentary Service Commission, in collaboration with the University of Sierra Leone, has concluded a two-week hands-on training workshop in computer applications for staff of Parliament.

Speaking at the certification ceremony held at Parliament building, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone, Professor Alison Sesay who also presented the certificates, said that the programme falls within the tripartite functions of the University, which include community service.

Congratulating the 50 recipients, he admonished them to use the knowledge gained to make a difference, and hoped the training will be part of their continuing education in computer applications.

The IPAM Short-term Course Coordinator, Mr. R. Pearce, noted that two weeks is not enough and therefore encouraged participants to call on the facilitators whenever the need arises.

Earlier, the Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Mohammed Lebbie, on behalf of the leadership of the House and the Clerk, welcomed guests and recipients, saying the purpose of the training was to make the Parliamentary Service an enviable institution in Sierra Leone.

The Director of HR and the Head of the Parliamentary Assistance Coordination (PACO) lauded the role of IPAM in meeting the staff development objectives of the Parliamentary Service. According to them, this is one of several pending training packages for staff of Parliament, supported by the African Capacity Building Foundation or ACBF.