The Ministry of Education has unveiled the Kenya Education Management System (KEMIS) to consolidate and centralize education data from all levels. The system, described as a game-changer by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, aims to provide a comprehensive repository for crucial information about learners and other key educational aspects.

“The system will harmonise the management of data on education from Early Grade levels to higher education,” Machogu announced, highlighting the system’s pivotal role in streamlining data management across different education sectors.

KEMIS will integrate data from the National Education Management System (NEMIS), Technical Vocational Education Management Information System (TVET-MIS), and Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS), enabling seamless tracking of learners from Pre-primary to university education levels.

During discussions with various stakeholders, including education leaders and officials, the Ministry emphasized the importance of accurate data for effective planning and strategic decision-making in education.

Furthermore, the Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms has recommended KEMIS to encompass all learners from basic education institutions, while addressing issues such as the registration of learners over 18 years old on a case-by-case basis, with penalties proposed for data falsification to ensure data integrity within the system.

KEMIS signifies a significant step towards efficient data management in education, with potential implications for enhancing educational planning and monitoring at all levels.