NEMIS FAILURE! FIND OUT WHY THE EDUCATION MINISTRY HAS ABANDONED THE NATIONAL EDUCATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM, NEMIS SYSTEM
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REVERTS TO THE OLD MANUAL DATABASE SYSTEM
The Kenyan Government will no longer use the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) as it has reverted to the medieval manual counting of learners after three years of digital registration of learners.
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Education CS Professor George Magoha admitted that the Ministry of Education does not have accurate and reliable data on the actual number of schools and students which can be used in decision making and policy formulation.
The Ministry of Education has abandoned the use of NEMIS database and gone back to the manual counting of learners in Kenyan schools.
This major decision was arrived at although Kenyan taxpayers have given up millions to facilitate the digital registration database.
According to the Education CS Professor George Magoha, the Ministry has failed to accurately capture the actual number of schools and learners in Kenya.
Magoha said that the available data cannot be relied on for major decision making and policy formulation.
In a circular dated December 10 addressed to County Directors of Education, the CS directed officials to verify details on all Kenyan learners in primary and secondary schools.
The CS wants to establish the exact number of pupils who will be promoted to Grade 2 and Standard 8 countrywide.
This information is essential when determining the 2020 capitation.
CS Magoha further insisted that no school will receive government funding for the year 2020 or any other ministerial services without this data.
Besides, County education directors will be held accountable for the information which will be provided to the education ministry.