The Education Ministry is reminding the public that March 31 this year is the deadline set for schools to sign up for the My School Jamaica School Management Software.

The Ministry says 400 of the government’s nearly 1,000 schools have already registered for the now, free, cloud based school management software.

Teachers and staff are currently being trained to use the software.

The MySchool software allows principals and teachers to use their mobile phones, tablets and or computers to input specific school data.

This data includes, attendance and disciplinary records, payment records, medical records, staff records, homework, test and exam grades among others.

In December 2019 the Ministry had announced a partnership agreement with the private sector company MySchool Jamaica.

The agreement  allows for all Jamaican High and Primary schools to receive a free license for the MySchool Jamaica School Management Software.

According to My School, since the announcement there has been an unprecedented rush of schools registering for the software.

Director and Chief Operating Officer of MySchool Jamaica, Pia Bramwell, says the superior software is currently operating in 125 schools.

He says since the partnership with the Ministry of Education, the company has been inundated with daily calls from principals, school board members and even parents, requesting information about the programme and indicating intention to register.