The Ministry of Education has announced that it will begin the collection of a nationwide data collection exercise from August 27 to September 25, September 2019.
The exercise is expected to affect all schools in the country excluding universities, colleges and post-secondary schools.
The ministry said principals and registrars are encouraged and urged to be on their campuses from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily to respond to the data collectors’ questions.
The data collectors, using a digital platform through a tablet will require all School Principles to have a summary of statistics on enrollment, by class, age group, gender, gross and net enrollment for the year 2018/2019, names of teachers (full time and part time, qualification, salary structure in effect, volunteers, cleaners, security, registrar, vice principals, and other related academic and instructional facility details, including curriculum in operation, electives, Computer Laboratory, Science Laboratory, Arts and Craft Classrooms, and etc.
Other information to be required are the type of School building, Bricks, Mud, Zinc round, to constitute makeshift, solid structure and Simi-solid solid structures. Additional information requested are: number of chairs, number and type of bathrooms, sporting ground/playground and other recreational facilities. . It is our expectation that all school secretariats and Principals are having the above records of their respective schools. The data collectors will also request and ascertain all privately owned/faith based operated schools permits for the levels at which they operate. A complete record of Tuition and Fees, and Teachers Compensation Structure will be very useful for the Ministry of Education and the School system, in developing a range of tuition for each Grade.
The MOE Data collections using the consolidated tools will cover the school census, the grading of all schools and the school quality assessment. All schools in the 16 Education boundaries and 127 education districts will be covered.