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(EMU) – St. Kitts, 11 September 2018: Data and statistical analysts in the Education Management Information Services Department (EMIS) received one week training on an online magazine approach towards data publication. The workshop ran from September 3-7 and was held at the Ministry of Education Conference room located at the Irish Town Primary School.

Facilitators of the workshop, Keith Thomas, Education Planner in the Ministry of Education in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Philma Charlery, Statistical Assistant, Ministry of Education on St Lucia, are members of the OECS, Education Development Management Unit (EDMU).

The team of data statisticians assisted the analysts in gaining familiarity with the Joomag digital platform and provided the necessary skills that will enable them to prepare and publish a digital version of the national digests.
The EMIS Department team of data managers including Christopher Herbert EMIS Director, Nichole Pedreaux, Senior Data Clerk, and Treasa Wyatt, Systems Analyst, expanded their capabilities perusing data management practices that facilitate the publication of digital digest specifically that of the Federation’s school performance data.

“This aligned excellently with the thrust in the Education Sector Plan. A major focus of that plan has been data driven decision making,” announced Christopher Herbert. He continued, “This workshop not only provides a means by which we can make this data available, not only to our immediate stakeholders in the Ministry but the general public and our stakeholders regionally and internationally.”

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Facilitator, Keith Thomas revealed, “It is the aim to produce a 2014-2016 Digital Digest in St. Kitts and Nevis.”

Referring to the draft of a digital digest using the most recent data set, he said, “We are ensuring that persons are able to see the data that we are working with and guide, in terms of transparency in data-driven decision making.”

The Education Development Management Unit (EDMU) will continue these workshops throughout the OECS member states in its thrust to further strengthen administrative data systems within the education sector for better decision-making.

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