Zamboanga del Norte public secondary and elementary school heads together with their information technology coordinators are now undergoing training on the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS) conducted by the division planning unit.
Dr. Elsa R. Cruz, officer-in-charge of the Zamboanga del Norte provincial schools division, has enjoined all school heads to participate in said training which aims to straighten out school records and other pertinent data as bases for budget preparation, resource allocation and performance monitoring.
EBEIS employs the use of computers in data processing and banking in order to immediately rectify any error in the school data/records.
With the EBEIS, the school officials also hope that the problems of ghost students, ghost teachers and ghost delivery of school equipment and supplies shall be permanently eradicated.
Reports are rife that there are schools, especially in the far-flung barangays, purposely bloating their enrolment population even if they only have a few schoolchildren. “This would result in uneven distribution of school supplies and resources in that pupils in thickly populated schools have to share books but those schools with ghost pupils have plenty of unused books,” said a public school teacher who asked not to be named.
EBEIS is composed of eight modules which cater to the different needs of the Department of Education (DepED), namely: school statistics module, physical facilities module, achievement module, textbook module, health and nutrition module, national competency-based teacher standards module, Palarong Pambansa module and school sports module.