Paucity Of Data Compels Nigeria’s Universal Basic Education Commission To Begin National Personnel Audit

The paucity of reliable data to support educational development has compelled management of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to embark on a comprehensive personnel audit of basic schools in Nigeria.The exercise, which has the backing of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and other stakeholders, is expected to overhaul the basic education system, […]

Tanzania: Electronic Land Title Deeds Ready By June

LAND owners in Kinondoni and Ubungo districts of Dar es Salaam will be the first to receive electronically produced tittle deeds by June, this year. Minister of Land and Settlements Development, William Lukuvi revealed this to the reporters in Dodoma, Monday, as he was explaining what the government has done so far in the land […]

Pan-African High-level Conference on Education

UNESCO and the Government of Kenya are convening a Pan-African High-level Conference on Education (PACE 2018) in Nairobi from 25-27 April 2018, in collaboration with the African Union as well as other key partners including ADEA  and the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN Women and the World Bank). Building on previous consultations […]

Ghana National ID card – application process & requirements

Ghana national identity card issuance has been postponed to May. According to George Anda the Deputy Minister of Communication, the current situation with the L.I in parliament has caused the postponement. Regardless, times have changed and the National Identification Authority has made it easier for Ghanaian to acquire their national ID cards. It will be […]

Nigeria returns to colonial systems to consolidate geodata on mining

Nigeria’s failure to consolidate on the foundationmining dataal efforts of the British colonial regime in its mining sectors has been hinged on a dearth of the geological information system, a knowledge gap which deprives operators of well collated and analysed massive volumes of data on the landscape of operations. This, Abubakar Bwari, the minister of […]

Resources on Education Management Information Systems

Prepared for the International Conference on Education Management Information Systems, 11-13 April 2018, organised by UNESCO and the Global Partnership for Education.   Re-orienting Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning, UNESCO, 2018 A national strategy for the development of education statistics (NSDES), UNESCO-UIS, 2017 Data for learning: building a […]

Uganda’s Land Information System – Transforming land management

Registering land was one of the biggest challenges in Uganda until the intervention of World Bank through the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). Interview with Ms Dorcas W. Okalany, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development What necessitated the implementation of the land component under the World Bank supported Project called […]