person_pin Okey Onwuka
query_builder July 17, 2019 15:16:31


By Chukwuma MaryAnn Chioma :


Awka, July 17, 2019 (MOI) Government has commenced a 2-month intensive career enhancement course for stagnated typists within the Anambra State Civil Service.


The State Civil Service has no fewer than 68 stagnant government typists.  


The course has been designed to present typists the opportunity to advance further than their grade level 09, which is currently their terminal rank.


With the training they would stand a chance to advance to higher levels in the service.



The course was being held at the Office of the Head of Service, Staff Development Centre (SDC), Government House, Awka.


Inaugurating the training, Gov. Willie Obiano represented by the Head of Service (HOS), Barr Harry Udu reminded the trainees of the importance of the course toward their advancement in the service.


Gov. Obiano, however, urged them to utilise the opportunity provided to them to convert from Chief Secretarial Assistants to data processors with accompanying benefits.


He then, declared the event open.



In a remark, the Director, Training Department, Office of HOS, Mrs Nwando Obiano, a Lawyer, expressed her delight while welcoming the beneficiaries of the course.


``It is my singular honour to witness such giant leap in the Secretarial Assistants cadre of the Anambra State Civil Service. I welcome you all,’’ Mrs Obiano said.


She thanked the governor for approving the course, which would enable them to cross grade level 09 cadre and be able to progress up to level 14.


Mrs Obiano enjoined them to remain focused and studious so as to pass the examinations without which their conversion could  be in jeopardy.


‘’I call on you all, especially those who have remained in the terminal GL 09 since 2007 to take your training seriously as your career advancement hinges on your success during this training.’’


Earlier, the Principal and Acting Director of the Staff Development Centre, Mrs Nnenna Uloma Onuorah urged the trainees to adhere strictly to the Civil Service rules.


She commended Gov. Obiano for granting the yearnings of the officers who had remained disadvantaged but could now heave a sigh of relief as the window of advancement had been opened.


 She listed the course outline to include English, Maths, Financial Regulations, Computer studies, General Civil Service Ethics and Office Regulations.


Chairman, Nigeria Union of Public Service, Reportorial, Secretarial, Data processors and Allied Workers, Anambra state (NUPSTRAW), Mr Festus Uche Nwoye, described the training as a gift from a caring governor.


``Secretarial Assistants formally called Chief typists do not cross GL 09 in the service.


``But with this new programme, they now have a chance to get to the rank of data processors on GL10 and progress even beyond GL 14,’’ he said.


Mr Nwoye noted that this would be the first of its kind since 2007; encouraging all the participants to be committed to improving themselves through this training.


Some of the participants including Chinyere Nwankwo, Nnenna Offordile, Chika Okpala and Udeh Angelina described the training as one in a life time, praying God to reward the governor.


Secretary, NUPSTRAW, Anambra Chapter, Mr Ifeanyichukwu Ejiofor thanked HOS, the organisers and the resources persons of the training


The participants are drawn from different Ministries, Departments, Agencies and various local government areas across the state. (MOI)