400 newly elected officials get a head start at CLRG
19 June 2013
About 400 newly elected local government officials will be attending CLRG’s short courses this June. Participants poured in to enrol in the preparatory course for local chief executives (Prepare U) and the introductory course for local legislators (iExceLL). The spike in enrollment can be attributed to many first time politicians who wanted to familiarize themselves ahead of time with the powers and functions of their positions. The courses also offer modules on the technical aspects of local government operations—tasks that will immediately confront new officials when they take over their posts in 30 June 2013.
This can be considered a record enrolment for short courses offered in the pre-inaugural period. Typically, enrolment spikes are observed after inauguration day. This may point to a growing appreciation of capacity building among new local leaders.
Course offerings for newly elected officials will continue for the rest of the 3rd Quarter of 2013. CLRG will also announce the calendar for other regular courses at the end of June.