GCTU Builds Capacity of RSIM Staff of the Ministry of Communications

As part of effort to equip officers of the Research, Statistics, and Information Management Directorate (RSIMD) of the Ministry of Communications to deliver effectively on their core mandate, the Ministry in Conjunction with the Ghana Communications Technology University, organized a two-day Research Workshop for the Directorate as well as selected officers from other Directorates and an Agency of the Ministry of Communications. The training provided the participants with the needed orientation in Basic Research in relation to their schedules (mandate) within the Directorate.  Arrangements were also put in place for other interested staff of the Ministry to participate via virtual means using Teams.

Participants were taken through some research topics such as:

  • The role of research unit & benefits of research in organizations
  • Making informed decisions using data
  • Managing information
  • Data collection tools and interview schedule.

The training was very interactive, participants were actively involved in all discussions. The workshop offered a clear understanding on the various research tools (Checklists, Interviews, Observation sometimes, and Surveys or Questionnaires) and how they are used.

The team from the Ghana Communication Technology University, was led by Prof. Isaac Abeku Blankson (PRO Vice Chancellor). Other members were:

  • Dr. Ezer Yeboah Boateng (Dean Faculty of Computing and Information System)
  • Dr.  Esi Akyere Mensah (AG. Head of Department, Faculty of IT Business)
  •  Mr. Emmanuel Freeman (Lecturer Head Centre for Online Learning and Teaching)
  • Mr. Charles Asare (Lecturer of Marketing Faculty of IT Business)
  • Mr. Mark Ofori Nketia (Research Officer, PA to the PRO Vice Chancellor)

At the end of the 2-day Training Workshop, Certificates were awarded all participants who were physically present. The presentation was done by the Director of Finance and Administration, Mr. Alexander Alphul of the Ministry of Communications who stressed the need to strengthen the Research Directorates of MDAs.