ICT in Education Department

Dr. NIYIZAMWIYITIRA Christine

Head of ICT in Education Department

Email: cniyizamwiyitira@reb.rw

Phone: +250 781449040

 

ICT in Education Department

ICT Education Department is responsible for the overall implementation and supervision of ICT in Education activities. This includes Digital Content and Instructional Technology Development, Connectivity and Network Development, Learning Devises and Cloud Solution Technologies Unit

 

Functional Responsibilities

Functional responsibilities of the head of department are the following:

Ø  Reports to the DG of REB on the overall activities of the ICT in Education  Department;

Ø  Ensure effective administration and manage workers within his/her department;

Ø  Ensure the implementation of ICT related policies established by the MINEDUC;

Ø  Organize, plan, supervise, coordinate and ensure follow up of all the activities of the department;

Ø  Ensure that there is good collaboration between the department and other Stakeholders of Education;

Ø  To develop and present to the DG and Board the draft of budget of the department for each fiscal year and report on the utilization of the budget allocated to the institution during the previous year;

Ø  Attend all REB Senior Management meetings and provide reports on activities related to ICT in Education;

Ø  To represent the department externally and develop relationships with other foreign institutions involved in the same business;

Ø  To write quarterly and annual reports on the achievements of the department;

Ø  To regularly inform the general public of the department activities and promote a positive image of REB activities related to ICT in Education;

Ø  Responsible for overall implementation and supervision of ICT in Education  activities;

Ø  Provide overall coordination and quality assurance within the different units;

Ø  Represents the ICT in Education Department in meetings, conferences and other events within and outside the country;

Ø  Responsible for the implementation of the ICT in Education Strategic Implementation Plan.

 

THE DEPARTMENT HAS 3 UNITS

1. Digital Content and Instructional Technology Development Unit

Functional responsibilities of Director of Unit are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the HoD;

Ø  General supervision of the unit;

Ø  Plan and supervise digital content production and distribution;

Ø  Draw recurrent budget for the unit;

Ø  Conceptualize, develop and ensure implementation of strategies, policy guidelines and project proposals aimed at addressing digital content & instructional development;

Ø  Keep abreast of the latest development and best practices in digital content and instructional development field and facilitate their integration in the curriculum and teacher development programmes;

Ø  Design, develop, produce, distribute and experiment guides for officers in charge of Counseling and Guidance in Districts and schools;

Ø  Liaise with content producers and technology providers;

Ø  Supervise the management and maintenance of the Rwanda Multimedia Educational Portal.

2. Connectivity and Network Development Unit

Functional responsibilities of Director of Unit are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the HoD;

Ø  General supervision of the unit;

Ø  Draw recurrent budget for the unit;

Ø  Conceptualize, develop and ensure implementation of strategies, policy guidelines and project

Ø  proposals aimed at addressing digital content & instructional development;

Ø  Supervise maintenance and management of Network and ICT infrastructure within the Education

Ø  sector particularly Internet connectivity, computer equipment and other ICT devices;

Ø  Keep abreast of the latest development and best practices in connectivity and networking and

Ø  facilitate their integration in the REB systems;

Ø  Supervise the day to day technical support within REB departments;

Ø  Liaise with the National Data Center and the National Operation Center within RDB/IT on issues

Ø  related to connectivity, Data storage and Data disaster recovery system.

3. Learning Devises and Cloud Solution Technologies Unit

Functional responsibilities of Director of Unit are the following:

Ø  Accountable to the HoD;

Ø  General supervision of the unit;

Ø  Draw recurrent budget for the unit;

Ø  Conceptualize, develop and ensure implementation of strategies, policy guidelines and project

Ø  proposals aimed at addressing Learning devices and Cloud Solution development;

Ø  Keep abreast of the latest development and best practices in learning devices and cloud solutions

Ø  and facilitate their integration in the REB activities;

Ø  Supervise the day to day technical support for cloud solutions within REB;

Ø  Supervise the planning, procurement, deployment and technical support of ICT Infrastructure

Ø  including fiber, wireless, computer equipment, power and other technological infrastructure

  within the Education Sector;

 Supervise maintenance and management of ICT infrastructure within the Education sector

 particularly Internet connectivity, computer equipment and other ICT devices;

Collaborate with REB departments, districts, school leaders and stakeholders to ensure

 availability of learning devices throughout the system and effective utilization of cloud solutions;

Ø  Liaise with the National Data Center and the National Operation Center within RDB/IT on issues

Ø  related to connectivity, Data storage and Data disaster recovery system.

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