The ICT in Education Programmes (ICTEP) Unit was created in 2004 with the responsibility to:
develop and review ICT in Education policy, monitor e-education strategies that meet the achievement of educational objectives as well as providing maintenance and technical support for the ICT Infrastructure in use in education.
provide strategic direction and advice for the attainment of the overall objective of the Ministry through increase in the use of ICT tools so as to enhance the quality of teaching and learning
provide the needed and effective ICT infrastructure and Services that will align with the
business processes of the ministry in order to promote, enhance and support its objectives.
coordinate all ICT in Education Programmes of the Ministry.
The unit has two key operational departments:
e-Education & Management
Maintenance and Technical Support.
THE VISION OF ICTEP
To provide the needed and effective ICT infrastructure and Services that will align with the business processes of the ministry in order to promote, enhance and support its objectives
FUNCTIONS OF ICTEP UNIT
A. E-EDUCATION & MANAGEMENT
This department is concerned with ICT in Education Policy and Management and Professional and Technical Support in e-Education. For ICT in Education Policy and Management, the major functions are:
Formulating and recommending policies on the use of ICT in teaching and learning.
Developing, managing and monitoring ICT in education implementation plans and strategies
Acting as strategic advisors to the Ministry’s Management and government of ICT in Education issues.
Brokering, managing and coordinating partnerships for ICT exploitation and deployments.
Leading policy and implementation plan making processes, and ensuring regular coordination of the various partners and their activities.
For Professional and Technical Support in e-Education the following are the functions.
Undertake research and analysis and make recommendations to schools, other educational institutions, the Ministry and government on matters of ICTs in education.
Provide strategic advice on procurement of ICT infrastructure, software and applications, content, systems and services where cost-efficiencies and sustainability can be realized by bulk purchases or centralized procurement to meet the realization of strategic, policy and educational objectives.
Foster dialogue on ICT in education issues through hosting forums, workshops, conferences and bringing together key shareholders regularly to contribute to the national ICT in Education activities and plans.
Enact technical standards and operating procedures and guidelines for schools and other educational institutions.
Develop and enforce ICT standards, connectivity issues and maintenance and technical support in schools.
The second department-Maintenance and Technical Support looks at infrastructure provision, applications and information systems, their development, customization and maintenance cover.
HOD: MR DIVINE AYIDZOE
Up to 1987, data for pre-tertiary education was collected and processed manually resulting in delays in release of results for policy formulation and planning. Thus as an integral part of the education reform of 1987 and the UNESCO/UNDP Project for Strengthening Education Planning in 1988 a few computers and software application Dbase III and IV were procured for data processing.
In February 1997, the Education Management Information System (EMIS) Project was launched as an integral part of the Free, Compulsory and Universal Basic Education (fCUBE) Programme.
EMIS was piloted in two phases in all 10 Regional Education Offices, and 26 of the 110 District Education Offices between 1997 and 2001. EMIS has since 2002 expanded to all 216 districts and all 10 regional offices
The Core Functions of SRIM
Collection of all relevant education data, process, analyse and get them disseminated.
Such data and information is to
i. facilitate planning,
evaluation of various programmes, projects and activities within the sector.
v. To form bases for research into educational issues and advise management as such
Major Tasks Performed by the Division
1. Data processing in all Metro, Municipal and District Offices(216 MMDs and 10 Regional Offices
2. Capacity Building
3. Giving Technical support to field staff
4. Production of Statistical digest ( from 2000 to date – hard and soft copies)
5. Meeting International obligations (eg UIS, AU, ECOWAS)
6. Providing special requests (NGO‘s, Researchers, Universities and others)
7. Collaboration with other MDA‘s/Agencies (GSS, WAEC, GSF etc)
Preschool (including Kindergarten)
Junior Secondary School
Senior Secondary School
Other Special Areas Covered (Incorporated)
Colleges of Education (now tertiary)
HOD: MR ISAAC BINEY
The main objective of the Directorate is to promote the development and establishment of policy planning, budgeting, monitoring and Evaluation framework to enhance the delivery and operationalization for sector policies.
To achieve this objective, the following among others are carried out by the Directorate:
Facilitates the development of annual work plans of all the Agencies to ensure compliance of government policies. Where gaps or deficiencies are identified in the plans, remedial measures are provided.
Periodic follow-ups at the Ministry of Finance to ensure that funds are released to the Agencies for effective implementation of programmes / projects earmarked for the fiscal year. Reminders are sent to MoF where necessary for prompt release of funds especially for the Social Intervention Programmes (SIPs).
Facilitates the organization of periodic monitoring of Educational projects/programmes in the country to ensure that projects executed meet the required specification. Issues identified on the field are brought to the attention of Management for redress.
Oversees the building and development of education subject expertise and capacity required to undertake and support the sector Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation systems, processes and procedures and guidelines
Facilitates the organization of National Education Sector Annual Review (NESAR) by bringing all stakeholders in education for a roundtable discussion on issues bordering education in the country. Recommendations provided are carried out for effective and efficient service delivery.
Facilitates and leads the review of Education Sector Plan process to identify gaps or deficiencies in the sector policy plan and programmes and initiate strategies to address and rectify them.
Plans and directs a continuous Sector Stakeholders, Development Partners and cross-government engagement and linkages.
Provides advice to the Ministry’s Sector Departments, Agencies and Enterprises to enhance better alignment between Sector policies, plan and programmes
Ensures that the Sector Ministerial policies are backed by appropriate legislations/regulations.
HOD: MRS AZARA
FUNCTIONS OF PRE-TERTIARY DIVISION
The Pre-Tertiary Division is the technical division responsible for supporting the Political and Administrative Heads in the formulation of policies pertaining to Pre-tertiary Education, coordinating and carrying out programmes and activities to facilitate the delivery of Pre-Tertiary Education. The division also plays liaison between the Ministry and the Ghana Education Service to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of policies pertaining to pre-tertiary education.
To assist the Ministry achieve its mandate therefore, the Division performs the following functions.
Develop systems and procedures to improve quality education delivery at the Pre-tertiary level.
Facilitate work on programmes and strategies to achieve quality, equity and access in education.
Provide technical advice on issues related to pre-tertiary education.
Collect and compile data to facilitate policy formulation.
Liaise with Ghana Education Service to enhance effective implementation of educational policies.
Carry out periodic review of human resource practices at the pre-tertiary level in consultation with the human resource divisions of MOE and GES.
Coordinate and facilitate all programmes and activities to improve quality education delivery, equity and access to pre-tertiary education.
Undertake any assigned administrative responsibilities.