The Ministry of Primary, Secondary, Technical and Handicraft Education (MEPSTA) which is responsible for education management, routinely employs statistical analysis of data from all the schools in the country to achieve data-driven decision-making. Historically, it has relied on a hybrid paper-based and digital system for the management of education information in the country.

Data from all 16,000 pre-primary, primary and secondary schools are first collected on paper forms which are forwarded to the education inspectorates for review and subsequent entry into StatEduc, an education statistical application used for analytics in about 20 countries.

To support the Ministry in the implementation of its plan, HISP WCA, with the assistance of GPE KIX and Norad, developed an EMIS based on the DHIS2 platform which puts the schools and their local stakeholders at the heart of the decentralized information system. In 2021, DHIS2 was implemented in interoperability with the StatEduc application which serves as the data collection tool while DHIS2 processes them and provides information products. The combination of the two platforms facilitates the transmission and sharing of data at all levels of the hierarchical organization of the education system providing the schools and actors at the sub-national level the opportunity to access their data at any time in the forms of dynamic and easy-to-understand dashboards.

For more information: Edem Kossi, HISP WCA

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