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NPC begins 2023 census training

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In preparation for the 2023 population and housing census scheduled to be conducted from 29 March to 2 April 2023, the National Population Commission has commenced the training of functionaries for the exercise across the country.

In a statement by the Director of Public Affairs, Dr Isiaka Yahaya noted that the training, which commenced on Monday, started with the training of census specialized workforce and facilitators who would in turn train enumerators, supervisors, field coordinators, data quality assistants, and data quality managers.

It further stated that the functionaries were to be trained on census forms, census applications, data capturing processes, interpersonal communication, and basic troubleshooting for Computer Assisted Personal Interviews.

According to the statement, to ensure that the data collected are of high quality, the commission recruited and trained data managers and data quality assistants on the deployment of maps, data validation, and monitoring of the census dashboard.

It stated that the total number of functionaries to be trained and deployed for the 2023 Census is 786,741, consisting of 623,797 enumerators; 125,944 supervisors; 24,001 data quality assistants, 12,000 field coordinators; 1,000 data quality managers; 1,639 training centre administrators and 59,000 local government area level facilitators.

The commission has called on all stakeholders to support the exercise to make the census successful.

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