A school management software that helps to reduce absenteeism and cut administrative work by 50 per cent has been introduced in the country.
Dubbed “eKool School Management Software,” the platform helps simplify or minimize the manual and cumbersome administrative processes.
Aside from aiding effective learning and teaching experience to achieve quality education in the era of virtual activities, it is a critical tool for school administrators to digitise processes and provides a 360-degree function.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of eKool, Mr Tanel Keres, in an interview with the media in Accra, said the system improved the productivity of stakeholders, including teachers, staff, students and parents.
“If you are a school administrator in Ghana and looking to simplify or minimise the manual and cumbersome administrative processes in your institution, a school management software, eKool could be your solution,” he said.
According to him, eKool is operating in six countries and has already made significant impact by reducing pupils’ absenteeism.
He said it has also increased parental involvement in school processes and lessened administrative duties for teachers and school heads by 50 per cent.
“Indeed, in an era where almost everything is virtual, a suitable school management system is key in ensuring there is an effective learning and teaching experience to achieve quality education.
“The software makes the lives of pupils and parents simple and convenient. For parents, assessing all the important information of their pupils just got easier. They can simply track and monitor if their child is in class or not, their assignments and scores.
“It’s easy for teachers to share scores of their pupils with their parents without having to wait till the end of term or an open day.
"This system incorporates student performance analytics and information on grades. With this, parents can access their performance and know their strengths and weaknesses and be able to take any actions if need be," he said.
The system also makes for well-structured teaching, learning and other class management activities that gives way for teachers to save on the average 45 minutes a day, resulting in more teacher-pupil contact hours a month to teach.
This is achieved by inputting the students’ data into the system only once – no duplication of work and reports are generated automatically.
“For the school’s management and leadership team, eKool serves as a platform to give you the ability to monitor all the school’s activities and reporting functions such as teachers’ activities, staff records, pupils profile and their parents, admission tracking among other key elements.”