Ogun Govt Commissions Digital Classrooms,New EMIS Unit - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, December 10, 2021

Ogun Govt Commissions Digital Classrooms,New EMIS Unit

Digital Education in Ogun State received a major boost with a formal commissioning of its Education Management Information System (EMIS) which serves as the central education data bank that will allow for effective data gathering, analysis, education planning and management 

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu who commissioned the project along with remote learning programme facilities, explained that the remote learning programme would promote accessibility to quality learning content delivery through sound pedagogy and concrete instructional materials

According to him, this digitalised approach would make teaching and learning easier from the comfort of the homes of teachers, learners and evaluators.

The commissioner speaking at the  commissioning of the EMIS unit and the presentation on remote learning classroom held at the ministry conference room, Abeokuta, revealed that using EMIS resources, the ministry had been able to digitalise  many of its activities, such as admissions into the secondary schools, transfer, Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), collating schools data and has also helped informed good decisions to the advantages of the sector. 

"Part of the present administration agenda has been to integrate technology into the education sector, through its technology and innovation platform. This has helped us tremendously to gather data on our students population, schools facilities amongst others. Without the necessary information, as government we will not be able to plan and make provisions, that is why we are extending and expanding the scope of EMIS uni", Arigbabu explained.

The remote learning programme is to help our learners in solving some of the educational problems, our government through its initiative has pioneered efforts in remote learning through the introduction of Ogun Digiclass and Microsoft Office 365 respectively serving as the global response to the new normal trend in the sector", he added. 

He charged all stakeholders not to relent in their efforts to uplift every aspect of education in the state, he opined that the use of technology and it's integration into the teaching and learning activities would helped improve and re-invent education to the admiration of all.

In his welcome address, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS), Mr. Elijah Adewumi, submitted that the introduction of EMIS and remote learning classroom was aimed at initiating and driving innovative ideas as well as   improving and  providing qualitative  affordable and functional education. 

The director, pointed that the establishment of EMIS was in conformity with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Education to serve as a database for efficient education data management system for the ministry and entire education sector in the state.

Highlight of the programme was the symbolic teaching of remote learning classes in English Language and Mathematics to Senior Secondary School Three (3) students and presentation of awards of excellence for hardwork and diligence to members of staff of the PRS department in which Mr. Tunde Akinremi who was given an accelerated promotion by the state government and the Deputy Director in the department, Mrs. Mary Akinola-Okereafor were among 

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