Nigerian Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the review of the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) Policy and its Implementation Guidelines is appropriate as it will provide industry stakeholders the opportunity to determine how to improve it.
The Minister who was represented by the Registrar, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Olanrewaju was speaking at the close of an education sector stakeholders meeting which convened in the state of Gombe to review the performance of the Education Management Information System (EMIS) to enhance the quality of education in the country.
Organized by the Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Gombe State Ministry of Education, the four-day conference was held in the new multi-purpose hall of Gombe State University from 20 to June 24, 2022.
According to him, the review of the web and mobile application NEMIS, as well as the online data capture tool for higher education institutions and the EMIS data visualization system developed by UNICEF will greatly contribute to improve the quality of education.
He said the development is aimed at ensuring the functioning and strengthening of the EMIS as a reliable, accurate and accountable data store in accordance with the international standard of practice.
In his remarks, the Governor of Gombe State, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, who was also represented by his deputy, Manasseh Daniel Jatau, welcomed the federal government’s desire to reposition the education sector by putting in place a source reliable and accurate data.
He said that “the launching of the 4th National Conference on Education Management System (EMIS) which according to available records is the first since the establishment of Gombe State in October 1996”.
The Governor also stated that it is truly relevant, appropriate, necessary and even unavoidable, emphasizing that “Basically, the Annual School Census (ASC) which is the main source of data collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination for efficient and quality decision-making by the competent authority is to a large extent linked to the quality of the data generated by EMiS.
Inuwa Yahaya said, “I am delighted to observe that the National EMIS Conference is an annual event and rotates among the states of the federation. It will bring awareness, unity and understanding of child-rearing situations in the different states or environments you may encounter”.
“This will ensure that the services you provide are needs-based and relevant to communities,” ha said.
He said his administration had identified the importance of education and, based on the level of education he encountered on the ground when he took office in May 2019, had to declare the state of education. emergency in education.
Earlier, the Education Commissioner of Gombe State, Mr. Dauda Batari Zambuk, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Adamu Musa Kumo, appreciated the choice of Gombe for the conference and urged them to feel free and enjoy hospitality.
In their messages of goodwill, the representatives of the UNICEF field office in Bauchi, Maryam Bukar Dikwa and that of UNESCO, Dr Ngozi Amange, the National Institute of Teachers (NTI), Kaduna, Obiah Obuka and many others reiterated their support for the Federal Department of Education. towards successful implementation of EMIS policies.
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