Ghana Statistical Service begins training of Supervisors and Enumerators for 2021 PHC Nationwide.
Ghana Statistical Service set to begin training of over hundred thousand Supervisors and enumerators nation wide, the training programme will begin on Monday 31st May to Wednesday 13th June 2021. As part of pre enumeration exercise field officers will go through an intensive training for ten days to enable them to develop knowledge and skills to collect quality data.
Trainees will be deploy to the field as part of pre-enumeration exercise to practice the various modules for the collection information and record responses accurately.
The trainees will be taken through map reading, using GPS locations, identifying the level of completion of a structure, major economic groupings and how to use the Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing application on the tablet to collect data.
The 2021 Population and Housing Census of Ghana will follow, as much as possible all the essential features of a modern population and housing census as recommended by the United Nations(UN). It is extremely important that the recommendations are followed because it is upon this basis that Ghana can compare her data with those of other countries. The four essential features recommended by the UN for the 2021 round of population and housing Censuses are the following:
Each individual and each living quarter must be enumerated separately.
The census operation must be confined to a well-defined territory, must cover all persons present or reside in the territory and nobody in this defined territory must be enumerated more than once or omitted. The housing census must include every living quarters irrespective of types.
Persons to be enumerated during the 2021 PHC.
The following persons who spent the census night in a household in Ghana, all persons who spent the census night in an institution(group quarters) in Ghana and all persons who were in transit in Ghana(floating population) on census night.
The following persons must not be enumerated: all persons who did not spend the census night in Ghana, all persons born after the census night and all person who died before the census night.
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