Main Objectives of National Education Management Information System (NEMIS).
01. Governance and Accountability:
NEMIS will enable the Ministry to efficiently and transparently allocate resources to learners with a view to enhancing maximum efficiency and value for the Kenyan tax payer. Disaggregated learner‐level data on educational expenditures will help policy makers establish the equity and efficiency in resource allocation for instance book ratios; pupil teacher ratios etc. It will also help purge ghost children and ensure that capitation allocation is used for intended purposes.
02. Unique Personal Identifier:
This is one of the hallmark features of the NEMIS. That every learner in Kenya will have a globally unique 6-character Unique Personal Identifier (UPI) of the form AAA-BBB used in their entire life time. This UPI will be used at every stage of the learner’s education.
03. School Code:
Another hallmark feature of NEMIS is the unique school code. Through NEMIS, each institution of learning will be issued a mandatory unique identifier of the form AAAA. Any school that will have no unique code shall be deemed not to be existing.
04. Evidenced Based Decision making and planning:
NEMIS data will be utilized for evidence based decision making at all levels of education. Data‐driven planning is known to be more effective for an education system as resources are allocated effectively. Likewise, Governments design and implement data‐driven policies that are based on facts and reality.
05. Monitoring and Evaluation:
Monitoring and Evaluation through an enhanced quality and assurance framework. NEMIS will generate education statistics on institutions, enrollment, human resources and physical facilities to facilitate this role.