283 officers complete training conducted by Ministry of Civil Service
A batch of 283 officers of the Civil Service comprising Management Support Officers (MSOs), Confidential Secretaries and Word Processing Operators who have completed the Advance Course in Effective Office Management and Supervision, Advance Secretarial Course, and Advance Course for MSOs received their certificate this morning during a ceremony held at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Hall in Port Louis.
The ceremony was organised at the initiative of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, the Civil Service College Mauritius and Open University Mauritius. Mr Soomilduth Bholah, Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives and acting Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, was present at the certificate award ceremony.
In his speech, the Minister recalled that the people are the country’s major resource while outlining that Government is leaving no stone unturned in favour of the development of human capital. According to him, training is of vital importance with regard to human resources and that it is the people that give an organisation a competitive edge.
“We need a strong service culture because it sets the tone for the kind of society we aspire to be – gracious, courteous and respectful”, said the Minister.
In the wake of the challenges ahead, the country needs trained and knowledgeable Public Officers at all levels so as to achieve excellence in the delivery of services, he said. On that score, the Government is engaging in a new direction on the question of manpower training and development whereby, in addition to other institutions, formal training is now being offered by the Civil Service College.