10 December 2014 Kabul
The Deputy Ministry TVET of the Ministry of Education officially launched the TVET MIS (management information system for technical and vocational education and training) in Kabul on December 10th. Attended by the Acting Minister of Education, representatives of UNESCO, Director of EMIS (the Ministry of Education’s main MIS system), directors and heads of different units of DMTVET and representatives of development programs, the event highlighted the importance of this system for digitalizing and improving the quality of TVET data collection and analysis, and the enhancement this will provide to monitoring and evaluation capacity within the TVET sector in Afghanistan. More efficient data collection will mean policymakers are better equipped with accurate, reliable and up-to-date data on TVET, further strengthening their capacity to develop and implement informed and responsive policy for the sector. This new TVET MIS system will be based inside the Deputy Ministry TVET.
The development of this TVET MIS system has been supported through UNESCO’s CapEFA (Capacity Development for Education for All) program, since 2012. This program focuses on supporting those countries farthest from achieving the EFA goals to better enable their achievement of the EFA targets. H.E. Mr. Asif Nang, Acting Minister of Education, welcomed the technical support of UNESCO in establishment of the TVET MIS system. Highlighting the new system’s importance, he stated that, “for the first time, we are converting hand-papers into a digital and standard computerized system, which improves the reliability, efficiency, and provision of on time services and quality data for TVET-education…by establishing the new digital system we will have reliable and quality data information on TVET activities for better decision making.”
UNESCO will continue, through CapEFA, to support the TVET MIS system and the further development and improvement of its data collection and analysis capacity into 2015.