Globals’ educube IVRS is creating a wave in Zimbabwe using advanced cloud telephony technology to collect data from rural schools by using existing infrastructure – mobile or fixed phones – giving faster and accurate data to policy makers enabling them to take faster and quicker decisions. This technology will be the first of its kind to be implemented in the education sector in the whole of Africa.
Emphasizing the need for ICT for education in Zimbabwe, Hon. Prof. Arthur Muthambra the Deputy Prime Minister said, “We need innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Zimbabwe to standardize and enhance the content, delivery and management of education to global standards. It will help us to pilot & monitor education in rural areas and provide easy access to quality education to the rural masses in every village in our country. We would also like institutions like IIMs to train the talent in Zimbabwe as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADAC) as a whole. We would also like to copy the IIT and IIM framework for higher education in Zimbabwe.”
Speaking about other sectors, he said, “We are lending economic models from India and China. We are looking towards India to develop and technologically empower our retail banking, agro and manufacturing sector. We have also made considerable investments in developing our human capital. So, there is an immense opportunity for the Indian companies in terms of outsourcing major share of their projects and processes to their counterparts in Zimbabwe.”
Suhas Gopinath, the CEO& President of Globals ITeS Pvt. Ltd. said, “Rural Schools in Zimbabwe face inconsistent power supply and poor internet connectivity. But every Headmaster has a mobile phone, and Globals’ cloud based server makes automated phone calls to every Headmaster and guides them through a simple IVRS process to collect data such as daily attendance of both teachers and students, food grains spent for mid-day meals scheme etc., in real time, as compared to the current paper based reporting system which takes nearly six months for policy makers and officials at the ministry level to view and analyze the data.
“We had envisaged this technology with a focus on rural schools in India. Implementing this technology in Zimbabwe is definitely a milestone in itself and a launchingpad to expand our services to countries worldwide”, he added.
Globals ITeS, a multinational IT company, provides cost effective world class enterprise IT solutions for the education sector. Its products include cloud based ERP system, IVRS for schools, Online Teacher Training Portal and Web 2.0 solutions.
Globals was started in the year 2000 by Suhas Gopinath (now 26-years-old)
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About: Hon. Prof. Arthur Muthambra
The Deputy Prime Minister of Republic of Zimbabwe Hon. Prof. Arthur Muthambra has worked in McKinsey, and has been a professor at MIT and Oxford before joining politics to reform Zimbabwe’s economy crisis. Now aged 45, he is a young global leader of World Economic Forum.
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