Mitiget Learning Academy (MLA), a prominent provider of professional training and capacity development solutions, is delighted to announce the successful completion of the August 2023 Electronic Document Archiving, Tracking, and Storage System (EDATS) training program for staff of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), a prominent regional educational institution renowned for administering standardized exams. The training was conducted in Yaba, Lagos State in Nigeria to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed for effectively handling critical exams and official records in line with the regulatory requirements and trendy records management best practices.
The program also exposed the team to various tools and techniques for consistently managing the security risks around sensitive materials, leading to a significant enhancement in control systems nationwide. It featured a combination of theoretical and hands-on lectures, as well as demonstrations highlighting current industry trends.
Mrs. Adeleye F.F, the Head of Talent Management Training, saw the program as an important step in consolidating the accomplishments made toward realizing WAEC’s objective. At the opening ceremony of the 2023 capacity building program for the participants, she urged them to fully utilize the sessions to hone their skills to be able to introduce innovations to their records management program for enhanced efficiency, productivity, regulatory compliance, and customer-centricity initiatives. On the other hand, the Acting Head of Human Resource Management (HRM), Mrs. Chukwudi-Nwoko, G.U. admonished the participants to seize the valuable opportunity to learn new trends in securing the institution’s records considering its mission. “The organizations selected to deliver this year’s training have been carefully selected among the best, who have done extensive industry work in their areas. Therefore, the participants are expected to pay careful attention and learn everything they can for application in their functional areas and to support the digital transformation efforts of the institution nationwide,” she echoed. She eventually declared the 2023 training program open.
The CEO of MLA, Mr. Sunny Ukeachu, who also facilitated the training session, praised WAEC’s management, stating: “The WAEC team and management have over the years placed the organization as a pacesetter in high standards in the West African educational landscape. It has been playing a vital role in evaluating and certifying the academic accomplishments of students across West African nations in an unmatched manner in spite of the prevailing challenges, making a substantial contribution to the enhancement of educational standards and opportunities throughout the region.” He encourages the team to keep the Nigerian flag flying higher. Then he thanked the management for the opportunity given to MLA to help build capacity for the institution’s teams and assure that his organization will ensure that the objective of this year’s training will be met.
The training sessions with the MLA team combined classroom teaching, practical exercises, group discussions, and case studies involving WAEC-based projects to provide a complete action learning experience. The course empowered all participants with a new set of knowledge, tools, skills, and direct experience on how to implement an effective document control system within an educational and exams institution setting. As the management of WAEC has made a strategic decision toward digital transformation in all its exams management to ensure the adoption of best practices for faster service delivery, and enhanced exam experience, its stakeholders are being exposed to skills and necessary competencies to respond quickly to shifting trends, evolving expectations, and competitive strategies for meeting its set mission.
In the closing session, Mrs. Adeleye stated that “we are glad to have partnered with MLA in delivering Electronic Document Archiving, Tracking and Storage System (EDATS) training for our team. From the feedback we got from the participants so far, the knowledge and skill acquired will significantly boost productivity and enhance our overall operational efficiency.” On the other hand, Mr. Ukeachu expressed his delight, saying, “We couldn’t be more pleased to collaborate with WAEC and contribute to the capacity building of its workforce. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from the participants is a testament to their readiness to support the institution in its transformation initiatives. We extend our gratitude to the management of WAEC for granting us the opportunity to impart skills to its staff.”
The course closed with the presentation of the certificate of attendance to those who successfully completed the training course.