SERVICOM calls for Improvements of Service Delivery Initiatives in FCT Schools

The National Coordinator/ CEO SERVICOM PRESIDENCY, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli delivering her key note address at the Induction Ceremony of SERVICOM Desk Officers FCT
The National Coordinator/ CEO SERVICOM PRESIDENCY, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli delivering her key note address at the Induction Ceremony of SERVICOM Desk Officers FCT

The National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli has called on the Management of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), to continuously drive on improvement of service delivery initiatives in FCT Schools by benchmarking its processes with the current global best practices at all levels.

This call was made when the SERVICOM Office of the FCTA organized a SERVICOM Induction ceremony for over Eight Hundred inductees / Teachers as SERVICOM Desk Officers across all the Schools in the FCTA over the weekend.

“This is in line with current global standards of reviewing learning standards, admission and registration processes, organizational structures, leadership models, teaching strategies and professional development”, she said.

According to the SERVICOM Boss, staffs of the FCT Schools are also citizens and are the life blood of the Education sector in the FCT, hence the need to recognize that improving the quality of staff of the schools in terms of efficiency and professionalism is key in line with the renewed hope agenda of Mr. President.

Nigerian citizens she said, are more aware of their rights to quality services, having better access to information on public services and consequently have their higher expectations such as Admission requirements, processes, and cost of school fees.

She further stated that SERVICOM, is the Government solution and answer to poor public service delivery in our institutions.

She stated that the FCTA SERVICOM Units most ensure foster collaborations amongst internal departments and units towards ensuring more citizen-focused service delivery across the country.

She further said that SERVICOM committee is a body of SERVICOM Officers from different Technical Service Departments that networks to build relationships for the purpose of acquiring and disseminating information towards citizens focused service delivery.

The National Coordinator acknowledged the pivotal role of SERVICOM committee which is to enhance Spear heading of FCT schools as well as monitoring the implementation and improving service delivery through SERVICOM compliance mechanism such as surveys.

This she said would also involve the production and review of service charters of the FCT schools as well as monitoring their implementations and ensuring compliance with relevant guidelines.

Managing the schools Customers Relations Policy, she emphasized would provide opportunities for customer feed- back on services such as processing complaints from aggrieved Stakeholders and parents of students for effective service delivery in the schools.

She called on the Managements of the FCT to lead the service improvement process in the schools by giving their full support to the committee, and also process in the schools’ capacity for the Committee in order to drive the service delivery initiatives (SDI) across FCT.

She assured SERVICOM Desk Officers of SERVICOM National Office support in the area of training and retraining of staff on all aspects of service delivery to equip them with pre- requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes and ensure sustained service improvement.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Head of Civil Service Mr. Samuel Atang, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Common Services, Miss Bunmi Olowokere, said that the induction ceremony of Desk Officers is coming at a time when FCT Administration is poised to ensure effective and efficient service delivery in our schools across board.

Hence the need to inculcate in our youths the value chain of excellence and initiate the culture of service delivery in schools he added.

According to him, the vision of FCTA is to be a world class city where innovation coupled with hard work, doggedness and determination of men and women resilient in their drive to render quality and efficient services to citizens would be promoted.

He called on the Desk Officers to embrace the culture of excellence and do due diligence in all schools as well as see the laudable initiative as a cornerstone for service excellence in FCT.

Henrietta Okokon
Assistant Director Information/ Public Relations Unit
SERVICOM Presidency