Ghana: “New Ekool school management system aims to reduce administrative work”
Digitization has become an integral part of our lives. The role it plays has even grown amid lingering concerns about COVID-19, so various sectors, including education, have had to rethink and adapt new ways of doing things.
The digital transformation of the education sector in Ghana has seen a key development, especially during the lockdown period where steps were taken to implement distance learning for home students. This represents a major shift in the teaching and learning experience for many students due to their familiarity with traditional face-to-face classroom sessions.
The concept of traditional education is changing in recent years. The pandemic has tested how knowledge might be affected. Could the shift to online learning be the catalyst to create a more effective method of educating students?
The world is changing and we are entering a new era with the rise of educational technologies designed to enhance learning and the teaching experience. One of these innovative technologies is the school management system.
School management systems and how they work
A school management system is the best solution for managing day-to-day school operations. It simply allows schools to manage administration, schedule, enrollment, admissions, attendance, student information, homework and more.
It functions as a centralized web platform that connects parents, teachers, students and other school authorities. Indeed, there are many benefits to be gained from operating with a school management system.
Why does a school need a school management system?
There are many compelling characteristics that a school can gain from operating with this system, other than the fact that we are in a technological and super connected world.
The software plays the role of reducing the old manual administrative task by making it easier and more efficient. It also provides real-time information to users – students, parents, teachers and administrators.
For example, the online platform allows teachers to insert data regarding student grades and absences, share learning materials and contact parents directly. Students can also connect with teachers, as well as upload assignments. Students absent from class can still access daily lessons and assigned homework.
The great thing about software like this is that it trains parents no matter how busy they are. Parents directly access the platform to see the development and learning of their children without having to wait until the end of the term or during occasional parent meetings.
If your child is absent from class, you will be able to see them instantly. It helps parents control their children’s attendance and homework delivery. For this reason, parents on the go can have peace of mind as they can effectively fulfill their parenting roles at any time with little to no pressure associated with traditional school physical activities.
Due to the huge benefits listed above, many African countries are also turning to adapting school management software. For example, Nigeria has seen more than 400 schools use such platforms to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Uganda has also implemented prestigious software that is gaining weight and transforming the education sector there, few African countries are making the mark with school management software.
These and many more are the essential features and benefits of using a school management system.
Why choose eKool School Management System?
One of the main providers of a school management system is eKool (meaning âe-schoolâ) from Estonia. eKool was established in 2002, as an innovative information portal connecting parents, students, teachers and school administrators. It was designed to make lessons and homework easily accessible to students, facilitate the work of teachers and school administration and involve parents in the educational process.
eKool has helped to help Estonia become one of the best in the world of education. The country ranks # 1 in mathematics in Europe and # 8 in the world, # 1 in natural sciences in Europe and # 4 in the world and # 1 in reading in Europe and # 5 in the world.
The platform has an impressive track record of improving communication between teacher, student and parents, effective time management of teachers’ school activities; 50% reduction in student absenteeism in 5 years, significant drop in student drop-out, significant involvement of parents in school processes and 50% reduction in administrative work for teachers.
eKool continues to have an impact in every country where it operates. The Estonian government development program is funding the expansion of the eKool school management system as part of its private sector development initiative to other markets such as Ghana.
The path to follow
There is no doubt that a school management system is an essential need for every school to function. He holds so many crucial functions to keep the school running smoothly.
If you are a school and are considering a management system that can adapt to your school’s operations, your school can be signed up for a free trial to see how the eKool system works. Visit signup.ekool.com.gh/ to provide your details and you will be contacted for next steps or call 0208138099 or 0553400663 for more information.