TRICHY: City schools have been asked to keep details of their assets and infrastructure ready to be uploaded into Educational Management Information System (EMIS) software – a central data repository – which is expected to open within a week.
EMIS is designed to monitor the performance of education programmes offered by the institute and to manage distribution and allocation of educational resources.
The idea is to make optimum distribution of resources and services to yield maximum benefits to the stakeholders – students, teachers, and school management.
“So far, details pertaining to students were uploaded into EMIS. By the end of the year, details of schools, including private and government aided, would be uploaded in EMIS,” said Trichy chief educational officer (CEO) M Ramakrishnan.
“We have carried out block-level meetings sensitising school managements on the details required and method of uploading data in EMIS. We are expecting the portal to be open within this week,” he said.
“Many of the schools have been indulging in malpractices by producing records of students more than the actual numbers.
That would be ruled out once the system comes into use. Besides, it would have the details on the biometric attendance records of the teachers,” said a teacher from a city government school.
Every school will have a separate user ID which will have all details furnished by them which would be accessed by district, state and national-level educational officials, said the teacher.