The National University of Singapore (NUS) will provide data science training to public servants under a five-year Memorandum of Intent signed with the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) on Wednesday.

The two parties plan to train 2,000 public officers annually for five years.

GovTech chief executive Jacqueline Poh said increased adoption of data science in the public sector will transform the way the government delivers services to the public.

“We are glad to partner NUS, which will help us put this tool into the hands of 10,000 public officers over the next five years, and educate them to use it effectively,” Poh added.

NUS and GovTech will also cooperate to work in the areas of technological innovation, specifically manpower and capability development, for the benefit of public sector agencies, GovTech said in its press release.

Other areas of collaboration include knowledge sharing to co-create solutions in the aspects of cyber security and artificial intelligence.

GovTech and NUS will also form a GovTech-NUS Exchange Program and provide opportunity for staff to work in each other’s organization, the press release said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/