Education District Inventory Management System

Morris M. Paradza, Dr. William Phiri

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges faced during communication and resource allocation in schools within Chilanga District. The study took place in 30 schools and the total number of teachers was 90. The teachers included Head teachers, Deputy Heads and Heads of Departments. The study used simple random sampling. The study used Descriptive survey design and questionnaires with structured and open-ended questions, which he administered to respondents. Qualitative and quantitative data was obtained and frequencies, charts and pie charts were used to interpret data in Microsoft excel and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS Version 16.0). From the findings, the study revealed that some of the challenges faced in the district included the use of letters that was untimely and gave challenges in storage and retrieval after some time. It takes time for the district to update their database hence challenges during resource allocation as they could base on outdated information. The researcher developed a web-based system called Education District Inventory Management System to help the district with allocation of resources, storage and sending information, planning and budgeting. The significance of this study therefore provide ways of solving the challenges faced during the distribution of resources in schools, communication, provision of quality education through easier preparations and delivery of the curriculum in use. 


Keywords


ICT; Communication; DEBS Office; Education; Distribution of Resources; District Inventory; Learners and Teachers.

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