Updated on October 8, 2018


Created on October 8, 2018


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EduTrac is a mobile phone-based data collection system under pilot by UNICEF and Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES).

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Product Description

EduTrac helps districts improve their education planning and provides better and more timely supervision to schools based on system reports.

EduTrac collect real time data including  pupil attendance for P3 and P6 classes, violence cases recorded in schools, opinions on whether children are having regular meals at school,  teacher and head  teacher attendance, SMC meetings held, progress of literacy curriculum,  availability  of  water  and  soap  for  hand  washing  and  receipt  of  UPE  (Universal  Primary  Education) grants amongst other quality related factors.

EduTrac is an SMS based system; SMS messages are sent free of charge from any mobile network in country through short code 6200.

Video about the story behind EduTrac.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

UNICEF with support from the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES).

Manufacturing/Building Method

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Available on GitHub.

Distributions to Date Status

EduTrac is currently deployed in 34 districts in Uganda. It has roughly 10,000 valid reporters and is in over 3,500 schools.

Design Specifications

Data Collection: EduTrac collects data from schools through a scheduled poll system to categorised reporters. Data is sent into the system on a regular basis: *Weekly for pupil attendance *Monthly for reports on child abuse *Termly for capitation grants made to the schools. Other data that can be collected by the education monitoring system include: *Data on teacher attendance *Presense of amenities such as hygienic facilities at schools.

Technical Support

Available here.

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Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

EduTrac will be fully managed by the MoES, and will be scaled to all districts in Uganda. Reduce ignorance rates in Uganda by analyzing the data reported.

Vetted Performance Status

  • 47.6% (1636) of all schools now use the platform to report on VAC.
  • Uganda has reached 96% enrolment rate in primary education and the gender gap in primary schools has been closed.
  • Approximately 8% of school going age children 6-12 years have never enrolled in primary (source: EMIS). The completion rate in 2013 was 69 % (69 %, 71 % boys) but the survival rate to primary seven is only 32%.



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Academic Research and References

  1. K. Mulloy, E. Pakkala, 2015, Edutrac In Uganda: Highlights from the Design, Development And Deployment Of a Mobile-Based Data Collection System
  2. Janet Akao Abaneka, OLIVER CHRISTINE NAKYAZZE, edutrac Uganda, 2014, EduTrac Blog Magazine
  3. UNICEF,2013, EduTrac Documentation
  4. Matthew Cummins and Barbara Huddleston, 2013, Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable: UNICEF’s Experience in Uganda

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Comments from the Community

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  1. senka.Hadzic says:

    Point out it’s deployed in Uganda

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