The Department of Education has a
new-look website which was launched by the Secretary for Education, Dr. Uke
Kombra, PhD, OBE in a small but significant ceremony on Wednesday, 29 November.
The Department has been using the old website which was developed
by the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Division in 2005. The
project to upgrade the website was coordinated by the Media and Communication
Unit of the Department in close consultation with the ICT Division.
It took the Department nearly three years to complete this project
due to capacity and manpower challenges however; it was a milestone
achievement, according to Dr. Kombra.
“I thank the leadership and staff of ICT and media and
communication for completing this task even though it took longer than
We now have a website that is more modern but simple and
user-friendly for our main clients who are the students and teachers in the
National Education System, parents and guardians, and our many partners,
stakeholders, and the general public at large to access and find information
and data about important policies and programs and announcements, news and
events about what is happening in the National Education System. “
The website also hosts several important Applications for teachers
and public servants from the department to access.
It also has a mobile phone version which users can easily access
using their mobile phones.
Dr. Kombra challenged the staff in media and communication and ICT
to continuously update the site with relevant and current information for users
He also appealed to the senior management of the Department to
contribute information for the website.
Also launched was the Meeting Logger Application to streamline the
process of documenting meetings.
The application will be used to capture key information, action
items, decisions, and discussions that occur during meetings. It also helps to
track action items and responsibilities, ensuring that tasks are not forgotten
or overlooked; it ensures transparency by allowing team members to access
meeting information, even if they were unable to attend in person, and over
time, it serves as a historical reference, helping track progress, identify
patterns, and make informed decisions.
Dr. Kombra said this application will complement and strengthen
the decision that the Department made to introduce paperless meetings in August
“Since then the Department has saved a lot of cost and time on
photocopying after the introduction of this initiative,” Dr. Kombra said.
The senior management staffs in the Department were presented with
a mobile phone device containing the application for use in meetings.
Authorized for Release by:
DR. UKE KOMBRA, PhD, OBE.
SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION