Repositioning the Education Sector, KWSG to digitalize EMIS

The Kwara State Government has expressed its readiness to digitalize Education Management Information System in order to promote efficiency in the sector.

The State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development. Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed disclosed this at the official presentation of the state of Education Management Information System (EMIS) organised by the Ministry held at the Conference Hall of the Ministry, weekend.

In her speech, the Commissioner said, “the present administration is already going digital with the introduction of e-governance and a good strategy to put education in the limelight is to go on-line real time.

“We want to move away from manual collection of data to digital, a situation where every stakeholder in the education sector will be able to monitor the activities in our schools by the click of a button wherever they are”.

Hajia Ahmed further said, the introduction of digitalization of Education Management Information System (EMIS) will allow the Ministry to monitor and track the transfer of students from one school to another, if not for anything, to curb examination malpractices. Not only that, the movement of our teachers should be tracked online for effective distribution of teachers instead of too much concentration of teachers at urban at the expense of rural areas in the state.

In addition, the introduction of EMIS will allow the Quality Assurance Bureau to monitor truancy of teachers and what a particular teacher is teaching in the class and how he/she is impacting to the pupils/students.

The Commissioner however implored the experts companies that participated to go back and articulate their proposals and come up with a solution to these problems and make their cost proposals moderate.

In his remark, the speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Yakub Saliu Danladi commended the present administration for taking education development a priority. He therefore called on education stakeholders to support the AbdulRahman led administration in its efforts to take our state to a greater height.

Also speaking is the Chairman of House Committee on Education, Honourable Muhammad Saliu Boriya lauded the initiative of the Ministry in its strive to prepositioning the education sector for the betterment of our future leaders.

In another development, the Commissioner for education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed has commended the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRzaq for his love and kindness towards children with Special Needs.

Hajia Ahmed made this known during the 37th edition of Hope Game for the Disabled sponsored by Fabiyi Foundation, held at the Kwara State School for Special Needs, Ilorin during the weekend.

According to her, the administration under the leadership of AbdulRahman has paid more attention to the wellbeing and education of disabled through personal visit to the school, regular payment of funds for procurements of Teaching Aids Equipments.

Honorable Commissioner also said the administration has just completed a Specially Adapted Computer on Special Needs Software which was abandoned for almost six years by the past administration with the sum of twelve million naira.

She expressed her appreciation to Senior Apostle Adebisi Fabiyi and the entire Fabiyi foundation for sponsoring this Games festival since inception. She however encourage the students and pupils to use this Game to demonstrate to the world again that ” there is ability in disability” by participating actively in various competitions that have been scheduled.

The Hope Games was well attended by the Chairman House Committee on Education and Human Capital Development, Hon. Muhammad Saliu Boriya and other Principal officers from the Ministry.

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