By Winifred Bulus
Kaduna (Nigeria) — Kaduna state government says it has inaugurated the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) data base in all its 23 local government areas.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Andrew Nok explained that the project was to address the challenge of generating reliable data due to centralised nature of data collection in the state.
He said the programme supported by Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) would ensure more reliable data in the state Annual School Census (ASC), for planning, monitoring and evaluation in a bid to move the education system forward.
“This objective can only be achieved through cost effective and reliable data collection, collation, entry and analysis,”
Also speaking, Director of Planning, Research and Statistic, Yakubu Salisu said, “This effort would address the hitherto cumbersome and unreliable data collection process in the state”
He added that NEMIS policy was approved by the National Council of Education in 2007 to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability of data collection in schools.
Chairman, Association of Local Government Employees (ALGON) Ben Kure commended the state government for the effort and promised maximum support of all the council chairmen in the state for the success of the programme.