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The Education Management Information System (EMIS) is set to transform the education sector countrywide by improving information sharing and efficiency in schools.
The EMIS software, which was launched at the Pegasus Corporate Suites on Monday morning, was designed to cater for the management of data at the ministry level and in classrooms. It was developed in collaboration with UNESCO.
It is a fully integrated system which caters to both public and private schools with a total of 1,573 educational institutions already registered on the system.
Giving an overview of how it works, Senior Statistician in the Ministry of Education’s Planning Unit, Ms. Dahvis Caldeira said the software will enable the efficient management of data by teachers and education officers. She said that the EMIS stores enrollment information, transfer requests, attendance, grades, end-of-year processing, class portal, teacher web pages, parent portal, teacher information, and timetables.
The Ministry’s Chief Planning Officer, Ms. Nicola Johnson said in the rapidly changing digital age, technology is being used to advance the system. She noted that with the system, there will be enhanced accountability which will empower teachers and administrators to make informed decisions.
She said that the EMIS will help identify and address gaps within the education system to ensure every Guyanese has access to a quality education.