The Board Secretariat, headed by the Director, comprises the following Units;
4.1 PROGRAMMES/MONITORING UNIT
- Programmes / Monitoring Unit
- Marketing / Liaison / Public Relations Unit
- General Administration/Admission/Examination
- Accounts Unit
- Electronic Data Processing Unit.
(i) Professional Skills, Career Development and Improvement
This unit lays emphasis on improvement and development of professional, career and occupational skills by engaging in various training programmmes and awarding professional terminal Diplomas and Certificates. The Unit is involved in the initiation, development and improvement of curricula of programmes under the jurisdiction of the Board, and coordinates such programmes domiciled in various departments of the University. The unit also handles the verification of HRDC Certificates/Results for global recognition and acceptance by employers in the public and private sector.
(ii) Programme Monitoring Scheme
The unit is also charged with responsibilities for ensuring that the required quality and standards are employed and attained for various courses/ programmes handled by the Human Resources Development Centre, through the programme monitoring scheme.
The HRDC Board had put in operation an effective mechanism for monitoring of its programmes and this has enhanced quality assurance as well as the integrity and credibility of the Programmes.
4.2 MARKETING/ LIAISON/PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
This Unit was established to initiate and implement marketing strategies for increased viability of HRDC programmes, as well as establish linkages with professional bodies/institutes for the training of students to attain professional qualifications required for career enhancement purposes.
4.3 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION/EXAMINATION/ADMISSION UNIT
This unit coordinates all examinations handled by the Centre, as well as Admission matters. The unit gives support for the day to day administration of the Centre including common facilities/ premises management, procurement and servicing of committees.
4.4 ACCOUNTS SECTION
This unit is responsible for the financial and accounting operations of the Board including keeping of proper records of accounts. The Account Section comprises the following units.
4.5 ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING UNIT (EDP)
- General ledger/ Final Account
- Budget /Expenditure Control
- Salary and Wages.
This unit handles all data processing activities of the Board. A Systems Analyst is required in this unit to handle the scanning and grading of computer (OMR) script, as well as the scanning/storage/retrieval of student academic records.
4.6 STAFF STRENGTH
The HRDC secretariat has a staff strength of 25, made up of 14 senior staff, and 11 junior staff. HRDC also oversees the activities of 70 Programmes Coordinators consisting of academic and non-academic staff.