The seminar was conducted at Pagana Kutawato Restaurant, and was divided into two batches, with each batch spending three days for the training. The first batch began on July 17 to 19, with a total of forty-three participants, while the second batch on July 22 to 24, with a total of forty-seven participants.
The aim of the training is to help BARMM and LFA IT officers to develop websites for their ministries and agencies using word press, starting from the basics. The ICTO provided their own personnel as speakers and trainers for the seminar. A majority of the participants brought laptops to the activity for an offline, hands-on training, where they followed instructions from the key resource speaker Jomer Gallano, ICTO Web Administrator.
During his welcoming address, Chief IT Officer Yusoph A. Abdullah acknowledged that advancements in technology are rapid, and that there is a need to keep up with the current trends and developments in the market. For the government, developing and administering websites and pages in the internet is for transparency.
ICTO Information Systems Analyst Harriz Lauban considers the seminars as a success, highlighting how, on the last days for each batch, a majority of participants were able to present their accomplished websites designed from scratch. ICTO Computer Programmer Mohajiren Diang regards a possibility for future Web Development Trainings, possibly with more advanced phases, where outsourced resource persons could attend.
A web assessment routine is conducted to monitor the progress of such trainings, as well as to observe the seal of transparency. The ICTO, however, expects to conduct a web assessment after the new administrative code for BARMM is officially released.
Recently, accessing government websites addressed under the previous ARMM government would redirect the user to the BARMM website. ARMM websites are currently accessible while the Ministry websites are being further enhanced.
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