The Federal Ministry of Education (FME) in collaboration with the American University of Nigeria (AUN) and United State Agency for International Development (USAID) have reviewed a new software (NEMIS) deployed for generating and transmitting annual school census data via web or mobile devices from different state to national data base.
The two-day review meeting, tagged: “Strengthening education in North East Nigerian states,” was held at the AUN north campus at the Academy Conference room, in Yola, Adamawa state at the weekend.
A consultant to the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) under the FME in Abuja, Mr. Akinwumi Gbenga, said a paper-based enumeration for data collection was used from different states before the development of the software.
He said the purpose of the technical review of the software was to check for the user friendliness of the system and to look at the quality assurance of the system, in terms of both data validation control and logic control in the software in order to get the software ready for usage and to ensure quality inter-collection.
He stressed that the software, NEMIS, is an online data processing tool for data synchronization at the national level.
Gbenga, who said education data management has been a very serious issue in Nigeria, urged participant to be persistence and committed in order to get to know more about how to use the new software effectively.
Participants at the review were drawn from ministries of education in Gombe, Abuja, Adamawa states as well as Information Technology specialist from Adamawa state University and AUN.