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Training Begins For Census 2017 Area Co-ordinators

Training Begins For Census 2017 Area Co-ordinators
Some area co-ordinators at the Fiji Bureau of Statistics Census Training at Kshatriya Hall in Labasa yesterday. Photo: Shratika Naidu
March 03
12:56 2017

About 30 area co-ordinators in Labasa who will be part of the Census 2017 are currently undergoing training of trainers organised by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics. They will sit for a test today.

Census training team leader, Kelera Nokelevu said the shift from paper-based to Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) clutch lots of advantages.

“Although the area co-ordinators will face the nature of work challenges in their respective areas, this training has enabled them how to overcome this,” Ms Nokelevu said.

“These are challenges such as identifying areas of weak internet connection in their assigned areas to use tablets and the importance of filling in information for every question.

“This is the first round of training and while we are having it here for the northern division, a similar training is conducted in Ba.

“Each area coordinator will work together with 16 people and will be in charge of 12 enumeration areas.

The area co-ordinators have enough time before September 17 to be familiar with their area boundary and master every question needed to be asked while taking census.

“This has been done in Tonga and I am sure it would go well in Fiji,” Ms Nokelevu said.

“Today (yesterday) the area co-ordinators will sit for an exam based on what we have trained them throughout this week just to be sure that they are well equipped with the use of tablets and well versed with the information needed when going out to take census.”

There are 35 participants, of which five are reserves.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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