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ICT Infrastructure in Departments of TVE in Beneficiary Countries

After a Report on Situation Analysis of ICT Infrastructure in Departments of TVE in Beneficiary Countries – The Findings by Perminda Fernanda, representatives of each country worked together to:

  1. Validate the information and make corrections/additions
  2. Identify the countries strengths and weaknesses in ICT infrastructure
  3. Begin to prioritize the needs for improvement.

The outcomes of this activity are reported in the following tables.

Country

Bangladesh

Corrections/Additions

·      Apologised for not supplying the required information, the questionnaire will be supplied within one week of return to home country.

Strengths

Weaknesses

·      Have supplied computers from own funds

·      New technical institute to deliver IT programs proposed

·      Lack of trained personnel in ICT

·      Lack of ICT knowledge in top level management

·      Lack of computers for trained staff

Priorities for Improvement

·      Train management personnel in ICT

·      Training of trainers

·      Every institute to have an IT lab, PCs and technicians

     

Country

Bhutan

Corrections/Additions

·      Corrections identified

Strengths

Weaknesses

·      Department has adequate number of computers

·      All staff have access to the internet

·      Good skills in basic computer operations

·      Adequate number of staff in departments to handle information

·      Good policy support from government

·      Adequate budget support for maintenance

·      Required software in place

·      Inadequate PCs in TVE institutes

·      Lack of teaching and learning facilities in institutes

·      MIS in infant stage

·      Few teachers can use computer aids

·      Lack of teacher training program in computer applications

·      Lack of ICT specialists in institutes

·      Lack of LAN services in institutes

Priorities for Improvement

·      Hardware needs to be in place including LAN

·      Teachers need training

·      Review curriculum – teacher training curriculum development

·      Setting up MIS using IT

     

 

Country

Cambodia

Corrections/Additions

·      Corrections provided

Strengths

Weaknesses

·      Infrastructure such as LAN, computers, internet connectivity and other equipment is in place

·      Human resources with computer skills and knowledge

·      Computer trouble-shooting

·      Support from the Ministry

·      Staff for maintenance of infrastructure

·      English language

·      Insufficient infrastructure and out of date computers (LAN, server)

·      Small and unreliable budget for maintenance of infrastructure

·      Limited knowledge of computer programs and new software

·      Lack of network between department and other public training institutions

·      Lack of any formal training plan for upgrading computer skill and knowledge

Priorities for Improvement

·      Upgrade infrastructure and computers (LAN, sever, software …)

·      Train staff with new skill and knowledge of computer

·      Installation of network within TVET institution

·      Develop website for department

·      Increase budget for maintenance

·      Train TVET institution managers, instructors and staff

     

 

Country

Lao PDR

Corrections/Additions

·      Corrections identified

Strengths

Weaknesses

·      Use of ICT amongst policy makers

·      Ministry of Education has IT masterplan

·      Vocational Education Development Centre established, is connected to international networks

·      Lack of qualified staff in TVE

·      Lack of budget

·      Lack of infrastructure

·      Lack of PCs in TVE institutes

Priorities for Improvement

·      Upgrade existing equipment

·      Provide PCs to TVE institutes

·      Provide teacher training in the use of IT in education

·      Build WAN between TVE institutes

     

 

Country

Myanmar

Corrections/Additions

·       

Strengths

Weaknesses

·      ICT development department established

·      Government committed to ICT development

·      Lots of computer technicians

 

Priorities for Improvement

·      Server required

·      Windows NT

·      Conference room for e-learning

·      More computers for institutes (HDD)

·      More computers for office management

     

 

Country

Nepal

Corrections/Additions

·      Will update numbers and send

Strengths

Weaknesses

·      Highly motivated personnel

·      Well equipped, internet connected labs

·      Good relationship with teacher training organizations and development centres

·      Have identified donors who may assist in building infrastructure

·      Many people interested in computers

·      Lack of ICT provision in school education

·      Centralized access to ICT (restricted to divisional heads)

·      Skilled people often transferred to another department

·      Lack of technical knowledge in maintenance and updating of computers

·      Lack of awareness of ICT in rural areas

Priorities for Improvement

·      Link ICT with school level vocational programs and teacher training programmes

·      Equip  central department

·      Trained ICT personnel

     

 

Country

Viet Nam

Corrections/Additions

·       

Strengths

Weaknesses

·      Government and Ministry committed to the development of a masterplan

·      All staff in TVE have basic computer skills

·      Communications infrastructure reasonably good

·      Communication in English is rather poor

·      Access to the internet is quite low

·      LAN not available in most institutions

·      Limited resources and allocation

·      Training materials

Priorities for Improvement

·      Supply e-learning system for TVE

·      Set up MIS for TVE

·      Funding for translation

·      Supply training materials in ICT

·      Supply accessories e.g. cameras, scanners

·      Training support to train key teachers

·      Management training in ICT in TVE

     

In summing up this session, Fernando Perminda suggested that the priority needs for TVE systems included:

  • One PC per staff member in Head Office
  • LAN required for MIS, data management in a networked environment
  • Server to house all information in a standard manner with security
  • Modems for internet connection
  • Email for cheap, fast communication.