Data Management and Analysis (DMA), the second of two short courses organised by ISSER this year ended on 4th December, 2020. At a brief ceremony to mark the end of the course, the Director of ISSER, Prof. Peter Quartey said he was pleased that the 2020 Short Courses had run successfully in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions.
Mr Issah Abdul Matinu, the course representative who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the institute for organising the programme. As he succinctly put it, “The course has been really helpful, it exceeded our expectations.”
In her remarks, the Short Courses Coordinator, Dr. Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe said it was an honour for ISSER to host the participants for two weeks. She informed participants about the five short courses run each year by the institute, namely Executive Leadership Programme in Monitoring and Evaluation for Public and Private Sectors, Research Methodology and Report Writing, Data Management and Analysis, Project Cycle Management, and Survey Techniques using CAPI and NVIVO.
She indicated that the institute will run the full range of five courses in 2021 within available periods in the course of the year instead of the May to July period. She, therefore, urged participants to be good ambassadors of ISSER’s Short Courses Programme and spread the word based on the positive experience they had.
Prof. Peter Quartey, and programme coordinators, Dr. Addoquaye Tagoe and Dr. Fenny. With them is Dr. Ralph Armah (first right), who facilitated some sessions
On her part, the DMA Coordinator, Dr. Ama Fenny, congratulated participants, urging them to keep in touch with the institute. She thanked the facilitators and support staff for their hard work towards the success of the 2020 Short Courses Programme.
Prof. Quartey presented certificates to participants, with the assistance of Dr. Addoquaye Tagoe and Dr. Fenny.
The 2021 round of short courses will be announced on the ISSER website and social media platforms.