Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has formally launched the state of the art digital monitoring system to monitor its 4500 partner schools in Punjab. This system will ensure that all activities of the educational programs are carried out properly in alignment of established standards towards achievement of organizational vision. It will ensure complete transparency, efficiency as well as helpful in meeting desired results according to their deadlines.Managing Director, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), Dr. Aneela Salman stated this while addressing the ceremony to distribute tabs to the officials of monitoring & evaluation department at PEF head office on Thursday.She told that PEF is effectively utilizing different information & communication technologies to make its pubic private partnership based models more efficient and result-oriented. In this regard, an updated teachers’ information system has been launched as well as rolling out pilot of electronic attendance system from Lahore which will be rolled out across other districts by September this year. We will also devise capacity building of teachers with regard to E-Register System as it is an efficient mechanism to ensure transparency, she added.While talking about institutional monitoring mechanism, she told that PEF established its M&E structures to bring in continuous improvements through rigorous surveillance of all programs and for better implementation of policies and procedures. Digital monitoring system will use open source set of tools developed by Google on its baseline development with the help of which monitoring and evaluation system will be transformed into digitized mode. The developed applications can also be uploaded on Android smart phones. These smart phones will then be used by monitors in the field to gather and enter data electronically in online and off-line modes. Data filled in by each monitor will then be transmitted to the centralized main server through internet-connectivity. On the occasion, DMD (F) Salman A. Malik and others were also present. Later, MD PEF distributed tabs among the officials.
08 Jul 2015