Project: Ndi Hano! (Here I am!): Daily teacher and pupil attendance management using SMS reporting

Countries:
Rwanda
Dates:
2013–2014
Sectors:
Education
Funders:
DFID
(Devtracker ID: GB-1-104361)
Functional areas:
Practical Public Financial Management
Attendance Management
Management Information Systems
Partners:
Education for Change
CADEA Ltd

What we did:

Support to Rwanda Education Board in implementing an SMS-based attendance monitoring system, called Ndi Hano! (I am here!) in schools in selected Regions. Working with Education for Change, funded by DFID.

Achievements:

  • The Ndi Hano project has built Rwanda’s first text message based attendance management system. This data provides education officials and policymakers insight to the strengths and weaknesses of the country’s school system and its pupils.
  • It allows officials to verify teacher attendance against those receiving salaries.

Project staff: