Nigeria launches annual school census

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday launched the 2017/2018 Annual School Census, aimed at solving the problem of out-of-school children. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said at the ceremony in Abuja that the census was designed to obtain the accurate number of schools and validate the figures. “The conduct of the Annual School […]

Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN): one system to rule them all?

Over the years, the Nigerian Government has struggled to keep track of basic information and data of its citizens and residents which could be used for socio-economic planning and development purposes. The lack of a reliable grass root data and information infrastructure has led to some inadequacies in the realization of given government policies and […]

Tanzania’s Health Data Collaborative: A plan for the interoperability of all data on health

The Tanzania Health Data Collaborative was formally launched in Dar es Salaam this week The government on Wednesday signed a health data collaborative communique with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and development partners group with a focus to support the plans to improve the quality of health data and health information systems. Following the signing […]

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