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A WORKSHOP FOR OFFICIALS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ON THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

THEME: Enhancing the governance of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through improved capacity to comply with the FoIA

TARGET PARTICIPANTS:

Officials in the offices of VCs, Rectors, Provosts, Registrars, Directors of Works, Bursars, Heads of Audit Units, Heads of Legal Units, FoIA desk officers and other persons with responsibilities for supporting compliance with the FoIA in their respective institutions

 

SPECIFIC WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

Outline the key elements of FOIA  |  Discuss creative approaches to proactive disclosure by public institutions  |  List helpful ways to manage and classify relevant records and documents in the light of FOIA |  Discuss the HAGF’s key reporting obligations and institutional capacity requirements | Outline the duties and obligations of public institutions in the implementation of FOIA  |  Describe means of accessing public records and information in the custody of public institutions under the FOIA | Examine the relationship between the FOIA and bureaucracy | Discuss whistle blower protection

CONTENT OVERVIEW

Key elements of the FOIA 2011 |  Creative approaches to proactive disclosure  |  Records and information exempted from public disclosure  |  Record management and classification of documents |  Duties and obligations of public institutions  |  HAGF’s reporting obligations and institutional capacity  |  Accessing public records and information in the custody of public institutions  |  FOIA & bureaucratic processes  |  Whistle Blower protection

 

FACILITATORS: Facilitators are from the Federal Ministry of Justice

 

VENUE:  Conference Hall of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Central Business District, Abuja

 

DATE: June 13 - 15, 2022

 

PROGRAM COST & PAYMENT: N57,000 per delegate - to cover course materials, lunch, refreshment & certificate of participation. Payment is to be made to Answerbank Consulting; GTB (Guarantee Trust Bank) Account No. 0123809336; Sort Code 58083956; TIN 031-516-160001.

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