The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) will design an education management information system (EMIS) for the capital’s schools and colleges.
The management information system will be used for data collection, processing, analysing and reporting of educational information. It will serve as a repository of all the data for the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).
A meeting between GIZ and FDE officials on Monday reviewed the procedure and implementation process of the project, which has been under consideration for a while.
According to FDE officials, the plan is expected to start functioning from the next academic year.
EMIS will help manage training, grades and service structure of teachers, details about schools and colleges, and missing facilities in these institutes. The system will also help maintain quality of education.
The meeting also decided that the planning and development of education infrastructure in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will also be carried out in this plan.
Acting FDE Director General Rafiqe Tahir said the online system will also carry the comprehensive details about construction of new schools and technical and statistical requirement for implementation of Article 25-A.
GIZ will provide all the financial and technical assistance and relevant equipment for one year and also train education staff under its supervision.
After a year, the charge will be handed over to FDE and the government will bear the onward three years’ expenses.
Tahir told The Express Tribune that the development will help in prioritising the longstanding important issues related to ICT’S education sector.
FDE looks after 424 institutes, including 293 schools, in the capital.
Meanwhile, the rules of business for the implementation of Article 25-A, which guarantees free and compulsory education, has been forwarded to the Ministry of Law Division. An official of the ministry said that the rules are expected to be vetted and sent back to the Capital Administration and Development Division after Eid.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2014.