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Title: The Preparation And Utilization Of Educational Management Information System In Ethiopia: Problems And Prospects
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Nebiyu Taddesse,(Dr)
Kassaw, Ali
Keywords: underly- ing factors that hindered
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the problems and the underly- ing factors that hindered the smooth functioning of EMIS at all levels of the education sector. In order to achieve the purpose of this study, basic questions were raised regarding the current organizational structure of EMIS, avaílability of rnan~ power both in quantity and quality, factors which prevent the tímely distri- bution and collection of data to and from educational institutions and on the accuracy of the information produced to the consumers. The study was carried out in 119 primary and secondary schools. At school level the respondents were school directors and record Officers (if any). The second type of respondents were Woreda Statistics Officers, Zone Statistics Officers and Planning Heads, Region Statistics Officers and Planning Heads and at MOE level Departrnent Heads, Panel Heads, experts and Statistícians were inquíred. Generally, the total respondents were 209. Questionnaires and interview were data collection instrurnents. Documents at all levels were also investigated. The data gathered through these instruments were ana- lyzed using chi-square, weighted mean and percentage. The findings have indicated that, in the under served regions no rnanpower was assigned in all the data gathering hierarchies. ln other Regions where there is statistical officers, adequate training was not given. The initial sal~ ary scale given at every level was incompatible with the burden of workload. ln the preparation of the EMIS questionnaire, data Consumers were not con- sidered. Due to the absence of manpower, training and instruction was not given on how to fill in the questionnaire, the data produced was inaccurate. Furthermore, the dissemination, collection and preparation of educational information was not timely. Based on the findings and the conclusions drawn the following recommen- dations were given. New organizational structure should be set up at all the data collection hierarchy, adequate training should be given, information needs of users should be assessed, the questionnaire should consist of de- tailed instruction on how to fill in the data, and finally, there should be trustful collaboration between the various links of the data gathering chains for the timely delivery of educational statistics.
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