Globe Telecom executives led by (from left) EVP & COO Gil Genio and President & CEO Ernest Cu, together with Globals CEO Suhas Gopinath and Vice President for Strategy & Marketing Amruta Desai seal their partnership to introduce a school management system for Philippine learning institutions
Globe Telecom will soon be working closely with Philippine learning institutions as it will help advance the use of cloud-based software in every school in the country, initiating a major shift towards integrating technology into the local education system.
This development unfolded with the telco’s recent partnership with Globals, a developer of school management system software Educube. Officials of both companies said that their combined strengths will help teachers, school staff members and the entire educational institution manage their administrative work which will help them better focus on the welfare of students.
“As a telecom company, Globe is expanding its reach to more members of our society, particularly our country’s educators, by harnessing the latest technologies to better serve and impact the lives of many. Through online technology created specifically for the educational ecosystem powered by our partner Globals, we can be a catalyst in shaping the future of the nation through progressive and world-class education,” explained Globe Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for International and Business Markets Gil Genio.
Genio explained that Educube, as part of the Globe Education Solutions suite, will provide relational databases, including school compliance and inventory systems with the goal of improving efficiencies of school operations and transparency to governing bodies like the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
On a larger perspective, the Globe EVP & COO said that Educube will spur the increasing use of ICT by the local education system through the adoption of technologies in the learning process, school operations and regulatory governance. This will be driven by increasing availability of infrastructure and affordability of solutions, heightened awareness and training on benefits of ICT in education as well as regulatory support for the DepEd’s five-year information and communications technology for education or ICT4E Strategic Plan.
Globals CEO Suhas Gopinath shares, “The goal of our technologies centered on the Educube school management system is to make schools more efficient and proactive. By making the administrative process of schools more efficient, administrators can maximize their time instead of focusing on their records, while teachers can concentrate on the academic aspects of their core activities with their students.”
As a school management system, the Globals executive explained that Educube will be beneficial to administrators and educators of the country’s more than 61,000 schools and higher education institutions. It has the capacity to automate and integrate all administrative services such as staff and student information, admissions, enrollment, fees management, payroll, attendance and grading system.
Once incorporated in the operations of a school, Educube will power financial and academic management processes leading to improved efficiencies, elimination of redundant data entries and reducing risks of pilferage. Reliable reports will be readily available and accessible in real time, while school data and systems are protected from obsolescence. Being cloud-based, Educube is easy to implement for schools and does away with additional infrastructure investments.
Starting operations in 2000, Educube has presence in more than 11 countries worldwide. It has over 150 implementations, the largest by far is City Montessori School in India with approximately 52,000 students. Being an ISO 9001:2005 and ISO 27001: 2008-certified organization, Educube has earned recognitions, particularly from The Economist, as one of India’s fastest-growing technologies for empowering educators in East Asia. Founded by Gopinath at age 14, the Educube CEO was also cited three years after as the world’s youngest CEO by top media organizations such as the British Broadcasting Company, The Washington Times and The Age, among many others.