JOOPSA, varsity to revolutionise Edo workforce


The is partnering with a United States-based online institution, Nexford University, to revolutionise digital learning through the training and re-training of Edo State public and civil servants on service deliver

The Director General of JOOPSA, Imuwahen Ajoonu, said through the strategic partnership, the Edo State government introduced an innovative digitalisation learning platform, aimed at equipping its workforce with the skills needed to thrive in the digital age and contribute to the state’s economic growth.

Ajoonu said: “In this disruptive age, digitalisation has emerged as a critical driver of progress and competitiveness in today’s fast-paced world. This pioneer collaboration promises to offer a host of benefits to civil and public servants across Edo State.

“By leveraging the potential of online platforms, professionals will gain access to a diverse array of courses, resources, and interactive tools at their convenience. The flexibility provided by this digital initiative will empower individuals to augment their knowledge and skills while effectively managing their work commitments.”

Ajoonu stated that the digitalisation learning initiative leverages Nexford University’s expertise in delivering high-quality, flexible online education to provide accessible learning opportunities to individuals in the state.

She said the partnership aims to bridge the skills gap by offering comprehensive programmes in various digital disciplines, including data analytics, digital marketing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity among others.

She further said that one of the key advantages of the collaboration is the blending of online and offline learning through JOOPSA’s extensive network of learning in the state.
She added, “This hybrid approach enables civil and public servants to access digital courses, while also benefitting from remote and face-to-face interactions with qualified instructors, creating a well-rounded learning experience.

“By harnessing the power of digitalisation, we are empowering the Edo workforce with the skills needed to excel in the modern workforce and contribute to the socio-economic development of our state.”

Nexford University representative, Zahra Safavian, emphasised the importance of the partnership, stating that the varsity’s goal is to create a learning environment that fosters innovation, creativity and prepares individuals for the jobs of tomorrow.

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