For banks, buying an ATM machine is not just where it ended. ATM machine is useless except when put to use, and there are certain practices if ignored that will rendered any product useless, how efficient the machine is, not withstanding. To make the most of your school management software and have it delivered it utmost value to your school there are certain practices that should not be ignored and i will show you quickly.
1. Don’t outsourced data entry to the vendor
The purpose of every product is to add value, but certain things can limit the effectiveness of a product. In Nigeria, some schools submit their result manuscript to the vendor and have them helped do the data entry and computation, this is dangerous. Data entry outsourced to vendors are prone to more errors and can also be compromised. Having control on your data does not just do more to reduce errors and it also brings accountability, on who and how information is managed in your school.
2. Involve your Teachers
The task of managing a school management software can be daunting, as such, a team is needed to effectively manage every school software. Teachers is one of the most valuable asset of your school, training them on a specific skill, will only deliver the utmost best to your school in many ways, one of such ways is delegating the managing of some of the key areas that affect them directly like result processing to teachers. This improves accountability and reduces significantly the chances of having an error riddled term result sheet.
3. Limit Privileges
Privileges in this context, means the extent every user is allowed to go when using the school management software. Allowing every body to have access to every thing is like allowing every body access to all your domestic issues without filter. Wrong information in the wrong hand can do more damage than a full blown fire. Limiting privilege helps you to determine what any body is allowed to do while using the software. Limiting privileges protect your school and makes sure that sensitive information like term result are not compromised.