Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. George Magoha has launched the re-engineered National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), as a system that will provide accurate data and become more attuned to the needs of its users.
Speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Monday, during the launch of the newly re-engineered NEMIS, Magoha said the system will give users a more direct access to data through the implementation of a decentralized approach to data accessibility.
The CS noted that the newly re-engineered NEMIS system will ease data retrieval for timely decision making and also facilitate data reliability for all the stakeholders.
“The system provides accurate data and become more attuned to Ministry of Education end users,” he said.
Magoha said the system introduces lots of benefits to their users, including the onboarding of new and improved processes from different directorates, the system also looks to refine already existing system processes such as capitation management processes.
“With its upgraded server infrastructure and improved system architecture, the system serves to strengthen the user experience of our users,” he added.
He explained that the system will then be rolled out for a pilot phase, to run parallel to the current NEMIS system, in order to effectively monitor user’s introduction and adaption to the new system.
“The eventual roll out and switchover to the re-engineered system will then follow, which will be communicated to all involved stakeholders,” CS said.
Magoha said his Ministry now looks to incorporate more processes from other directorates and departments within the Ministry.
“Through these processes, the Ministry and its stakeholders will be able to effectively access and monitor indicators to aid in their mandate and in their decision-making processes,” he added.
The CS who was flanked by the Principal Secretary (PS), Basic Education, Dr. Julius Jwan and PS Curriculum Implementation, Prof. Fatuma Chege, also noted that with the re-engineering of the NEMIS system, Ministry of Education looks to be the one central source of truth, when it comes to education data and hopes that the system will go a long way in helping their users achieve their day-to-day mandate.
NEMIS is a strategic system for capture, storage and retrieval of information, regarding learners, educational institutions and other aspects of education policy makers rely on to make decisions in the Education Sector.
The re-engineered system has consolidated and improved on the capabilities of the system the Ministry has been using over the years to make strategic and operational decisions.
By Hamdi Mohamud