By Bukola olamona
The Ondo state government has trained Education Management and Information System Officers (EMIS) on the use of data for education Management.
The programme which was tagged “Capacity Building of Officers on Education Management Information system” was held at Mega Primary School, Irowo, Akure and had officers nominated from the 18 local government areas of the state in attendance.
The Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Princess Oladunni Odu who was represented by a Full time member 2, Mr Tayo Fayanju said the world is shifting emphasis from manual collection, collation, collection, analysis and interpretation of data to digital process using modern day information technology equipment.
She said in order to make the data officer effective, the government is making all tools available to make officers at the local levels effective.
She informed further that the gadgets provided are already connected to the heaquarters’ EMIS room so that data can be easily transmitted electronically from the various local governments without any hassles and unaided. She therefore assured that there will be proper supervision of data before they are transmitted from the local government to the headquarters.
The chairman Maintained that the administration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is committed to supporting the Education system in the State and this process will increase the capacity of officers to deliver accurate and timely data.
While giving the opening address, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Olufunmilayo Oni said the unavailablility of data has been one great problem in Education budgeting and management saying the training workshop is apt at a time like this.
She therefore enjoined all officers to make use of the training to keep themselves abreast of nuances of data gathering and collation.