For the better part of the past year, 2017, the Ministry od Education was testing an online system in the management of education. The exercise was carried out in about 600 learning institutions, and it appears that that the portal is ready for nationwide rollout. Dubbed the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), the platform has been deployed to aid digital registration of all primary and secondary school students.
Thanks to a US$88.4 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the program, which is entirely developed by local talent, has progressed to this stage.
Registered students will have unique identification numbers that will track their performance from primary school, high school and tertiary levels. The tracking is important because it will help the government formulate better plans and policies to heighten offerings of the education sector.
At the same time, NEMIS has portal for teachers and institutions, which is said to help the deployment of additional manpower and facilities as per their needs.