Importance of Training Needs Assessment at the Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

T. Adjirackor, A. Dweh, S. Agarwal, D. Oppong, E.O Darko, W. Gagakuma


Questionnaires were forwarded to the target population of sixty, nonetheless fifty-two were retrieved which represents 86.6% of the total sample.  The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) research package and Microsoft Excel were used to analyze the data. It was discovered from the study that 63.5% of the Radiation Protection Institute’s staff had attended some form of training, both on-the-job and off-the-job; however, 36.5% indicated that they have not had the opportunity of attending any training program since employed. Majority also agreed that the wrong people are sometimes selected to attend training programs.  It was thus recommended that in order to achieve maximum objective of a training program, before embarking on a training the first step in the training process must be carried out, thus conducting need assessment to know if training and what training would be required to fill a gap.  This would go a long way to maximize the benefits of the numerous training program at the Institute.  The nomination to a training program must be on the bases of identified need.

Keywords: On- the- job and Off- the -job training, Radiation Protection Institute

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