Transforming the education sector through timely data
OpenEMIS is supporting the mandate of the Ministry of Education in Turks and Caicos to provide free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of 4 and 16 years.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and Library Services of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI MoE) outlined an Education Sector Plan 2013-17 as part of a broader government five-year plan, with the goal of ‘Success for Every Learner.’ Key to this was improving “the quality and accountability of Leadership and Management at all levels of the system” within both the Ministry and school system.
The MoE identified OpenEMIS as the right solution to help collect, monitor, analyze and disseminate education-related data and monitor progress towards its targets. The tool met requirements for a cost- effective, user-friendly, easily customizable and secure platform that was supportive to the development of internal institutional capacity of the system.
In 2016, OpenEMIS’s consultancy team conducted a comprehensive needs assessment and gap analysis in the country, engaging all key stakeholders in the process of mapping needs, identifying gaps, and understanding education capacity building requirements and human resource environment. This set the stage for a successful implementation countrywide.
In 2017, a new scholarship component was integrated into the system to assist in providing adequate funding for students. This allows for better resource management as well as providing more opportunities for students to get the education they need.
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