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NPC Trains Field Personnel For Trial Census

Written by Pyramid FM Kano



In continuation of preparations for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in Kano State, the National Population Commission has commenced State Level Training Workshop for field personnel to be engaged for the Trial Census from Monday 27th June to Friday 8th July 2022.

This was contained in a media statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer of the commission in kano Jamila Abdulkadir Sulaiman, and was made available to radio Nigeria in Kano.

The statement explained that the 12 day training, which is taking place at National Population Commission State Office in Tarauni LGA, Kano State is to equip field functionaries with the required skills to effectively and efficiently deliver on the exercise.

It stated that A total of 110 participants, consisting of facilitators, supervisors and enumerators drawn mainly from communities within the selected areas have been carefully selected for the Trial Census through an online recruitment process.

The Trial census is to be conducted from 11th to 24th July 2022. The house numbering will take place from 11th to 16th July, to be followed by validation of Enumeration Area frame from 17th to 19th July and enumeration of persons from 20th to 24th July 2022.

The statement maintained that the trial Census, which is a dress rehearsal, is to evaluate all aspects of the census operations before the main census on a limited scale.

“The specific objectives are to assess the quality of the EA maps, determine requisite educational qualification for enumerators, estimated workload of the enumerators; logistics support for the main Census among others.”

The Trial Census in Kano will be conducted in one supervisory area in Nine (9) Local Government Areas of the State with three LGAs selected in each of the three senatorial districts. The LGAs that will be covered are Danbatta, Bichi and Kunchi (Kano North)
Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure (Kano South)
Munjibril, Garin Malam and Warawa (Kano Central).

The Honourable Federal Commissioner of NPC Kano State Dr. Ismail Lawal Sulaiman, however reiterates the commitment of the Commission to make the 2023 Census a resounding success through the adoption of technological innovations at every stage of the process.

He urged the field personnel to demonstrate professionalism diligence and patriotism in their conduct during the Trial Census.

Topics to be covered at the training of the Trial Census field personnel are census methodology, planning and operations, use of digital maps and Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI), building numbering and household listing, enumeration procedure, completion of Census Questionnaire, and use of historical events and special population. This will be complemented with be hands on exercise and field practical to ensure that personnel knowledge and skills are deepened.

  1. Abdullahi Jalaluddeen/Kano

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