Kinshasa, May 22nd, 2021 (CPA).- The resident representative of UNESCO at the end of his mandate in the DRC, Jean Pierre Ilboudo, affirmed that the DRC has taken a big step towards the realization of its national vision of the Information System for education management (SIGE), through the tripartite initiative between the Congolese government, UNESCO and the World Bank. He said so on Thursday at the opening of the validation workshop for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 statistical directories of the ministries in charge of the education sector in the DRC at the Hotel Rotana in the commune of Gombe. The resident representative of UNESCO in the DRC, Jean Pierre Ilboudo, indicated that to date, the DRC has a single sectoral EMIS based on information and communication techniques (ICTs) and decentralized in all the provinces.
, powered by a modern computer application platform running online and offline on computers, tablets and mobile phones. The major challenge that remains to be taken up relates mainly to the sustainability of the system put in place, insisted Dr. Jean Pierre Ilboudo, stressing that this translates on the one hand into the installation of IT infrastructures and internet connection services adapted to the needs of TICS use and on the other hand, through the regular organization of data collection operations to produce statistical directories.
Sector ministers called on to include in the state budget the financing of data collection operations Jean Pierre Ilboudo called on the ministers present at the ceremony to include regularly in the budget of their ministerial department, a line intended to finance data collection operations in the field, the only guarantee of the long-term sustainability of the production process. statistical directories. He also invited all the financial partners to focus their support around the establishment of the infrastructure necessary for the effective use of ICTs and the continuous strengthening of human resources capacities.
“Unesco reiterates its readiness to continue and strengthen its support to all the ministries in charge of education with a view to meeting the major challenges of EMIS and ensuring effective implementation of the agenda on the objective. Of sustainable development relating to education (SDG4) and the African Union’s Continental Strategy (CESA 2016-2025)”, he suggested. Previously, the outgoing resident representative of UNESCO said he was honored by the official validation ceremony of statistical yearbooks and the launch of the State Report of the National Education System of the DRC (RESEN) which involves the ministries in charge of ‘Education. ACP/