[/blockquote]In December last year, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) launched an E-Learning System that was aimed at improving competences and skills among its staff nationwide, in order to reduce its staff development budget by 36%. Last week, the Fund scooped this year’s Best New-comer in Africa for its Desire2Learn staff platform, at the E-Learning Conference in Mauritius.
The award was given by the suppliers of the eLearning system “Desire2Learn” LRMG from South Africa in conjunction with their partners Skillsoft and SumTotal from the US. The NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba, said that he dedicates the award to all NSSF staff who through their self-dedication have enabled the Fund to be sought out and receive global recognition. He said;
[signoff icon=”quote-circled”]“NSSF is honoured to receive the award and it is result of full commitment from management and staff in using Desire2Learn to enrich their knowledge base. The dynamic nature of quality eLearning gives our staff access to knowledge when they need it, as they need it. The results have shown that our Desire2Learn programme has enabled our staff to actively engage in their self-improvement. This award is proof that we are investing wisely,”[/signoff]
To win the award, it was pointed out that, NSSF staff utilized the system at 72% way above the international benchmark of 20% utilization for year one.
At the same conference, Mr Joseph Ajal, the Learning and Development Manager, was a finalist for the Best Learning and Development champion award. He was recognized for his obsession in measuring the success and impact of the Desire2Learn project towards NSSF’s business objectives.
NSSF Uganda has achieved major milestones over the last few years that have improved its operational and administrative capacities that have resulted into better service delivery to members and staff.
The Fund has previously won awards for Africa Pension Fund Initiative of The Year, Best Corporate Website during the 2014 Digital Impact Awards Africa, Superbrands in 2014, UCC ACIA Business Excellence 2013, and ECASSA Winner on innovation 2013.