Technology helps ‘democratise’ education system

Ayanda Mtanyana, head of advisory services at New Leaders Foundation.

Ayanda Mtanyana, head of advisory services at New Leaders Foundation.

Technology has been a critical enabler in democratising decision-making within the education sector, says Ayanda Mtanyana, head of advisory services at New Leaders Foundation (NLF).

Mtanyana spoke to ITWeb about the growth of technology-enabled monitoring, evaluation, research and learning in the local education space in recent years.

“What you find in public sector systems – where there are people at national and provincial office that are running or managing departments – is that the system is big and complex, in that every school is an organisation of its own.

“You need to be able empower each and every head of those institutions to be able to use insights, to drive the agenda of the institution and technology helps us do that at scale. You can democratise that decision-making and empower each of those individuals with insights that they can

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