Botswana

Computerization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Outline

Technical Assistance to Support the Testing and Deployment of the Computerization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET-MIS) in Botswana


Description

C2D has been awarded an assignment by UNESCO to conduct a diagnostic of the Quality Assurance and Assessment Information System (QAAIS) and the development of a plan for its roll-out and long-term sustainability.

The QAAIS system is the first system being deployed in Botswana as part of a future comprehensive TVET-MIS solution aiming to computerize the management and monitoring of TVET. The QAAIS system is used to monitor and ensure the quality of the processes that certify institutions to deliver government-recognized programs, as well as student certification. The QAAIS system is managed by the Department of Teacher Training and Technical Education, under the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology.

The diagnostic covered the QAAIS functionalities, its underlying processes being computerized, its capacity to produce statistics for managers and decision-makers, and the technological platform on which it runs. Following the diagnostic, C2D developed a roadmap for the roll-out of the QAAIS system, first to 6 pilot institutions (2 technical, 2 vocational, and 2 private), and then to the rest of the institutions, nation-wide. C2D also provided recommendations relating to the eventual enhancement of the QAAIS to ensure its long-term sustainability and integration in the overall TVET-MIS solution. Finally, C2D developed a capacity-building program to consolidate and reinforce the skills and competences of the team in charge of the roll-out and maintenance of the QAAIS system.

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