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Education MIS in the East African Countries

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EDUCATION MIS IN EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES – CASE OF TANZANIA Name: Institution: Course: Tutor: Date: TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………………………………………………4 CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………….6 1.1. …
……………………………………..44 REFERENCE LIST………………………………………………………………………………45 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The education sector of Tanzania has historically faced a number of challenges, including the lack of basic infrastructure like electricity at local schools, but also the in-availability of national funding. The creation of the MIS model will serve the purposes of empowering decision makers and the creation of capacity to deliver better education services across the sector. In the area of requirements analysis, the creation of the specification for the MIS model was executed through incorporation of national and international standards of education, regarding the needs of the users of the Tanzanian education sector. Communication with the users was executed through interviews, as this model offered unbiased information on the viewpoints of the user population. Feedback surveys were also helpful towards reaching the desired information base, as collected from social networking and other ICT-related data sites. Areas of constraints included the vague knowledge of the specifications desired by the user population, the unreasonable timelines of the end-users, and the communication gap between implementation teams and the end-user population. The rationales for the choices made were based on rationale capture and rationale representation, which were verified using argument-based choices. The software requirements specification was designed to emphasize on and foster the usage of management information systems throughout the creation, processing and consumption of information. Performance indicators revolved around the service delivery of service personnel to the documentation of students, and offering a