Minister advocates credible data for education intervention in Nigeria

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu says the provision of credible and timely data is key to National Planning, policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions in the Education sector.

The Minister stated this at the 4th National Conference on Education Management Information System (EMIS) in Gombe, the Gombe state capital.

Adamu said; ”the Ministry is making tremendous progress in the production and dissemination of reliable and timely data.”

He said that”the 2019, 2020 and 2021 data on the sector have all been processed and are ready for National and Global dissemination.” 

Commenting on the theme of the conference, “Sustainability and Maintenance of On-line Data Generation Using Tablets and Android Phones,” the Minister said ”discussions at the conference will help improve on the automation of data production and management processes in line with evolving global trends.”

Adamu promised that the Ministry would continue to strengthen Education Management Information system to build it’s capacity needed for quality output in line with international best practice.

The Minister was represented by the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede.

The Governor of Gombe State  Muhammadu Inuwa said his administration has substantially revamped the education sector with a considerable increase in school enrollment, literacy, numeracy and positive learning outcomes.

He said that Gombe state has recorded a lot of improvement in ICT development, infrastructure development and teacher capacity building which would impact positively on education.

Inuwa urged stakeholders to do whatever they can to improve on education as a matter of priority.

He expressed the determination of the State to cooperate with all stakeholders to uplift NEMIS in the interest of the Nation and indeed Gombe state.

The Governor was represented by his the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Manasah Daniel Jatau,

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejo called for stronger synergy and cooperation between stakeholders in the funding of National Education Management Information System for enhanced and optimum performance.

Adejo was represented by the Director of Information and Communication Technology in the Ministry, Abubakar Isa.

The UNESCO Country Representative, Dr. Ngozi Amanze expressed the commitment of the organisation in supporting EMIS in the area of capacity building for optimum performance.



Mercy Chukwudiebere


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