The Co-coordinator, INEC Electoral Institute, Doctor Frank Ozoh, has advocated the granting of an autonomous status to the institute for better performance.
Doctor Ozoh, who made the call in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja disclosed that if the institute is given autonomy, the development will make it function effectively.
He stressed that the INEC Electoral Institute was established in July 2005 to build electoral capacity and professionalism in the administration of electoral processes adding that it was established to recommend policy measures that could help further the process of election administration in Nigeria.
Doctor Ozoh added that the training of civil societies and faith-based organizations that have carried out much work in the electoral administration.
He said the institute is a training centre which carries out establishment and general personnel training and participants are awarded diploma in election administration and also post graduate diploma.
The Co-coordinator said the centre runs the course in collaboration with three major Nigerian Universities.
He added that they have written a proposal to commence certificate programmes in election administration using satellite campuses in Oghara, Delta, and Minna, Niger.
Doctor Ozoh said the institute is governed by a board of electoral institutions with six national commissioners one for each geopolitical zone.