FG Launches Data Management Course for Public Servants, Portal Open for Registration

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The Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, in collaboration with Data.Org, has introduced a responsible data management course for public servants. 

This online resource aims to equip them with essential knowledge on ethical data handling. The course combines theoretical insights from the Nigeria Data Protection Act 2023 with practical understanding of data rights and responsibilities, enabling public servants to navigate data management challenges effectively.

Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, the minister of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy said;  

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“This partnership between the NDPC and Data.Org is the first in a series of engagements that we have planned to equip civil servants responsible for data management with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate and engage in a rapidly developing work environment that is being enabled by the implementation of Digital Public Infrastructure,” 

The Responsible Data Management Course is designed for Heads of IT, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Data Protection Officers (DPOs), IT & Cybersecurity Personnel, and Officers in roles that deal with data processing and privacy within Federal and State MDAs. This is regarded as a platform to train 10,000 public servants in data management.

The Program Schedule

The concise, self-paced online learning resource which is designed to be completed in just 2-3 hours, will be available in four (4) cohorts, ensuring broad accessibility and continuous learning opportunities. Certificates would be issued to participants at the completion of each cohort. 

The schedule is as follows:

  • Cohort 1: June 19 – July 17, 2024
  • Cohort 2: July 22 – August 17, 2024
  • Cohort 3: August 19 – September 14, 2024
  • Cohort 4: September 16 – October 12, 2024


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About Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC)

NDPC is a public institution that processes data in furtherance of public interest or the legitimate interest of the data-subject. We process various categories of your data based on the type of engagement we have with you. We accept your continued engagement with this form as your CONSENT to the processing of your personal data. This notice applies to NDPC. Make sure you read privacy notices on every website that you visit.

Dr. Vincent Olatunji, NC/Chief Executive Officer, NDPC, stated,

“The privacy issues arising from emerging technologies, which were not envisaged many years ago, are becoming increasingly prominent. Accordingly, we are implementing appropriate measures to enhance the capacity of Nigerians in the Data Protection ecosystem. The Responsible Data Management Course is one of such initiatives designed to equip Nigeria Public Servants with relevant skills to be globally competitive.”

Dr. Uyi Stewart, Chief Data and Technological Officer, Data.Org, notes:

“The Responsible Data Management Course provides public servants with foundational data science knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about data that reflect the practical tenets of the Nigeria Data Protection Act, and helps them to understand the ethical handling of data, safeguarding the privacy and rights of individuals, as well as effective data governance.”

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How to Apply for Data Management Course

Follow the below steps to register;

  • Click here to begin registration
  • Fill out the form with your personal information, including your full name, address, contact information, and any other required details.
  • Select the cohort you will be available for training
  • Make sure to double-check all information for accuracy before submitting the form.


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