The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has commenced the training of 204 e- collation staff of the commission for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State.
Mr. Olubunmi Egbeeye, Head of Voters Registration and ICT in the state, on Thursday in Akure said that the training was necessary for the conduct of the election.
Egbeeye said the training, which would last for six days, was for all INEC staff in the 18 local government areas of the state.
He added that the training would enhance the staff’s computer knowledge and keep them abreast of vital concepts and terms.
“We want to get our staff acquainted with ICT knowledge and with all the new technology to be used during the Nov. 26 gubernatorial election.
“We aim to cover every member of INEC family with in-depth ICT knowledge.
“It is better we start training e- collation officers now as they would be the one to train ad-hoc staff in all the 36 state of the federation.
“E- collation is done only by INEC staff and the manual collation will be done by outsiders as it will be a check to manual collation, “he said.