The Lagos State Government has inaugurated an online software application, LASG Learning Management System, LMS, for administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses and training programmes for its workforce.
Employees of the State Government from level 7 to 17 are mandated to download the application and log-in to the website with their official email addresses and usernames to enable them commence the e-learning process spanning over 1000 basic courses and additional 8000 global best practice courses certificate programmes in various disciplines on LinkedIn Learning.
Unveiling the platform at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa Ikeja, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that his administration places a premium on the competence of the Public Service to deliver government policies, strategies and programmes for the benefit of the people.
The Governor promised to equip personnel with the requisite skills and learning tools needed to thrive in a 21st century economy and a knowledge-based environment.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said “The launch of the Learning Management System, was a crystallization of the reform process, by his administration to improve service delivery in public administration and governance.
In his remarks, the State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola described the LMS as a paradigm shift from traditional learning methods and urged all eligible civil servants to take full advantage of the process for improved service delivery.
Mr Muri-Okunola said the platform has been extended to all state owned tertiary institutions, while emphasis should be placed on regular monitoring, evaluation and feedback.
Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponle, explained that one of the major challenges the administration faced was a very low penetration of training nominations.
“With this platform, I am confident that despite of these turbulent times around the world, Lagos State stays on top, playing a vital role even in its bureaucratic process and ensuring its workers are well equipped to perform their roles and deliver service to our citizens” she said.
Mrs. Ponle said in the 4 years prior to the present administration, Lagos State trained an average of 3000 staff
at the office of Establishments and Training but now with the LMS, 42, 446 personnel have been enrolled on to the platform for various training programmes.