Sakhr Software, dedicated to provide Arab users with state-of-the-art intelligent solutions is currently handling the biggest E-Government project in Oman that is focused around an electronic educational portal for the Omani Ministry Of Education.
The project, which will cover in its first phase two educational zones, involves 200 Schools and 116,000 Students. Work on the project started in the middle of 2006 to provide via the portal several e-government services for parents, student admission and registrations, student transfer, issue certificates, and much more. In addition to providing the SMS (School Management System), the project aims to provide two other major services: e-learning and an Internet Portal System which will establish communication between students, teachers, parents, zone administrations and everyone else involved in the educational process.
Mr. Fahad M. Al Sharikh, Sakhr Software CEO said, “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to build this very advanced and progressive e-Education portal for the Oman Ministry of Education. We would be providing the mechanism to transfer the educational data to electronic form so that it is easily accessible to all relevant educational departments.”
According to Yahya bin Saud Al Sulaimi, Minister for Ministry of Education, Oman, “The e-Education initiative would help the flow of information between parents, students, teachers and the Ministry and is certainly a step in the right direction in shifting the existing education system to a more advanced level.”
Sakhr Software team members have successfully completed all stages of development for this project recently and the portal will be activated in the next academic year 2007/2008.
Currently Sakhr has a team of project managers, team leaders, software designers, developers and quality control engineers proceeding to the deployment and training phase. To provide a tailor-made solution for the client, the Sakhr team members were relocated to Muscat to execute the project in the Ministry Of Education premises.
The project is the biggest of its kind in the GCC area and it is expected to roll out to all schools in Oman (1000 Schools) in less than five years. Sakhr has also been serving the Omani Ministry Of Education since 1996 using the IT school management system which is running in more than 800 schools successfully.