Botho equips po­lice with com­puter skills

Lesotho Times - - News - Bereng Mpaki

AS part of cel­e­brat­ing 20 years of its ex­is­tence, Botho Univer­sity on Mon­day this week held a two-day ba­sic In­for­ma­tional Tech­nol­ogy (IT) train­ing for po­lice of­fi­cials.

The train­ing, which in­cluded doc­u­men­ta­tion, re­port­ing and record keep­ing us­ing Mi­crosoft Ex­cel pro­gramme, was at­tended by a to­tal of 23 of­fi­cers from the Le­sotho Mounted Po­lice Ser­vice (LMPS).

Ac­cord­ing to the univer­sity’s Se­nior Cor­po­rate Train­ing Of­fi­cer Mamello Makote, the pur­pose was to equip the po­lice of­fi­cers with Mi­crosoft Ex­cel skills that would help them per­form their day to day du­ties with ex­cel­lence.

She fur­ther noted the train­ing was part of the 20 min­utes of ex­cel­lence ac­tiv­ity that is part of the 20th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions planned by the Maseru cam­pus.

“The train­ing was part of the 20 min­utes of ex­cel­lence ac­tiv­ity that is part of the 20th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions planned by the Maseru cam­pus. 20 min­utes of ex­cel­lence is a con­cept driven by the Maseru cam­pus staff as adopted from the 20th an­niver­sary of the univer­sity and fig­u­ra­tively used to mean spend­ing some time to serve the com­mu­nity,” Ms Makote said in a state­ment.

“The Fac­ulty of Com­put­ing con­ducted the train­ing in a fully com­put­erised state-of-the-art class­room at the Botho Univer­sity cam­pus in Maseru. The pur­pose was to equip the po­lice of­fi­cers with ex­cel skills that would help them per­form their day to day du­ties with ex­cel­lence. Con­tent of the train­ing in­cluded doc­u­men­ta­tion, re­port­ing and record keep­ing us­ing ex­cel. It went fur­ther to cover sort­ing, fil­ter­ing, mail merge func­tions,” she con­tin­ued.

Ms Makote said more ac­tiv­i­ties were lined-up as the univer­sity con­tin­ues to cel­e­brate its 20th an­niver­sary.

SOME of the LMPS mem­bers who re­ceived train­ing at Botho Univer­sity on Mon­day.

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