On August 22, 2022, at 7 a.m. at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha will preside over the official National Launch of the Re-engineered National Education Management System (NEMIS).
NEMIS is a strategic system for gathering, storing, and retrieving data on students, educational institutions, and other facets of education that policymakers in the education sector rely on to make choices.
The capabilities that the system possessed during the years that the Ministry had been utilizing it to make strategic and operational decisions have been unified and improved by the re-engineered system.
The purpose of NEMIS
The goal of NEMIS is to host student/pupil data connected to a Unique Identifier that is randomly created using a reliable mechanism, making it easier to manage data for informed decision-making and planning in the education sector. Specific goals consist of:
(1). Online platform for capture of education data at the school level (school and learner information);
(2). Platform that allows all education agencies to share data collected to ease and facilitate administrative and decision-making processes;
(3). Provide an integrated Business Intelligence (BI) that provides statistics used to report national and international indicators in education and training sub-sectors;
(4). Provide flexibility in handling of resources (including infrastructure support, textbooks and facilitation of school feeding programmes) that go to educational institutions;
(5). Help in tracking costing parameters in education and training;
(6). With the inclusion of GIS components, the Online Platform will help in the geographical analysis of education indicators (including production of various maps much needed in the education sector).