Nigeria Lab. Tech. Institute Staff Undergo Service Skills Training

Mr. Kofi Nagetey,Executive Directorof Ghana Standard Board addressing the participants.Seth Adu AgyeiA two-week intensive training  programme on laboratory services is being run by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for five staff of National Institute of Laboratory Technology of Nigeria.

The programme is to build the participants’ capacity with hands-on techniques to enable them to deliver competent and quality laboratory services in their country.

It is focusing on critical areas like standard for general requirements for competence of testing and calibration in laboratories and documentation preceding examination on food, drugs, narcotics and petroleum products.

Opening  the programme, Deputy Executive Director of GSA, in-charge of Commercial Services, Kofi Nagetey, advised participants to exploit the opportunity and provide up to scratch standard services  in their country.

He assured that the training would sharpen their skills and enable them to solve problems more readily in the course of their duties.

The GSA, according to Mr. Nagetey, had gained international recognition for its advancement in the use of modernised and appropriate technology in ensuring that goods and services produced in the country conformed to international standards.

He said Ghana and Nigeria had had fruitful training programmes and that the current training was a manifestation of a successful South-South cooperation.

Acknowledging the importance of training, Mr. Nagetey, said the GSA was currently constructing a modern eight-storey training facility to enhance standardisation, metrology and conformity assessment to ensure safety, and promotion of trade and industralisation within the West Africa sub-region.

Mr. Chima Kalu, leader of the group, commended the GSA for its credibility in upholding standards as its benchmark and added that the choice of Ghana for the training was not by accident, but because Ghana had the expertise in laboratory work.

Mr. Kalu asked the participants to utilise the opportunity and make their stay meaningful. By Malik Sullemana

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