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Opening of ACBF CBT Centre

Abuja, Nigeria
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018

In June 2017, ACBF approved a grant of $345,000 to the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN). The Institute is one of the manpower development institutes in Nigeria with a mandate to train senior and middle-level managers in both the Federal and State governments.

The grant supported PSIN to expand the knowledge and skills of its teaching staff and to improve critical organizational functions such as strategic planning, communication, monitoring and evaluation.

By approving this grant, ACBF enhanced the capacity of PSIN to conduct computer-based examinations through the expansion of its 90-seat Computer Based Training (CBT) Centre. The centre has expanded to a 170 seater. The ACBF issued grant enabled the purchase of computer equipment and software. The CBT Centre is a growing revenue source for PSIN as demand for computer-based testing from both the federal and state governments is expected to rise in coming years.

On this day, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie will officially open the CBT Centre.

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana