Error in new computer system to cost NOK 560 million

Computer networkComputer network.Photo: Heiko Junge / SCANPIX .

The new IT system was rolled out to 34 upper secondary schools in Akershus this autumn. Only a few weeks after school started, the dissatisfaction is great, writes Aftenposten.

The new Visma InSchool (VIS) IT system, which is planned for all the country’s upper secondary schools, does not work, Akershus teachers believe.

The problems are, among other things, that the students drop out of class lists and that guidance on absence is not working. Teachers are also not allowed to register students in the old system “It’s Learning”.

“There is a lot of frustration associated with the new system, which has led to a huge workload for both teachers and school leaders,” says Johannes Bjørset Aagaard, head of the Education Association (Utdanningsforbundet) in Viken, formerly Akershus county council.

Visma won the assignment to develop a new administrative computer system for all upper secondary schools in Norway and in primary schools in Oslo. The inter-municipal company, Vigo IKS, is the buyer of the system and pays 560 million to lease Visma’s solution for ten years.

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