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Inspectors of Schools Undergo Training on Use of Digital Monitoring Tool

Frances Atima, the Commissioner of Education Standards in the Ministry of Education and Sports, says that the training is meant to take the inspectors through the newly developed Teacher Effectiveness and Learners Achievement (TELA) system.
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The second batch of 240 inspectors of schools drawn from 76 districts across the country are undergoing training on the use of the Digital Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Tools. The week-long training at Teso College Aloet in Soroti district commenced on May 16th, 2022, and will end on May 20th, 2022. 

The 1st batch of 240 inspectors drawn from 79 districts completed their training last week between May 9th and 13th, 2022 in Soroti City. Frances Atima, the Commissioner of Education Standards in the Ministry of Education and Sports, says that the training is meant to take the inspectors through the newly developed Teacher Effectiveness and Learners Achievement (TELA) system. 

She explains that the ministry intends to phase out the analog data management system and replace it with digitalized data management and information sharing systems.

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The ministry is set to roll out the Teacher Effectiveness and Learners Achievement (TELA) system to all schools and certificate awarding institutions, the e-Inspection system in all Local Governments, and School Performance Assessment in selected Local Governments, Atima added.    

According to Atima, the system will enable inspectors to readily access information about each and every school, teacher, and learner with a click of a button at the school and away from the school. She explains that there was an urgent need to take all inspectors of schools through rigorous training to make them conversant with a new digital system.  

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Christopher Orimwesiga Rubarunda, the Inspector of schools in Ntungamo Municipality appreciated the training, saying it will help the inspectors in the execution of their work.  

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Jessica Ojangole, the Pallisa Inspector of schools admitted that most inspectors lacked the required inspection and monitoring skills to effectively carry out their work.  

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Silvia Namagala, the Kyotera District Inspector of schools called for continuous refresher training, arguing that some inspectors are new in the field.  

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Mary Chebet, the Kapchorwa District Inspector of schools expressed Joy, saying that the training has opened their eyes to their roles and power limits. Chebet has promised to assert and exercise her power as an inspector without fear or favor.

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