Emis a Case Study of Nigeria

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WORKING PAPER NO. 5

Establishing effective working relationships between three management layers presents a significant challenge for the development of education management information systems in Nigeria and, in common with other developing countries, there are issues of capacity and commitment. Structures and responsibilities for EMIS are complex, reflecting historical developments and more recent imperatives.

Education Management Information System: A Short Case Study of Nigeria October 2006

WORKING PAPER NO. 5, 2006 About infoDev's working papers series: These short papers represent work commissioned by infoDev that has not been through infoDev's peer review and formal publication processes. infoDev makes such reports available as informal 'working papers' to share information or ideas about a given topic, in case doing so may be of any interest or utility to practitioners working in related fields.

WORKING PAPER NO. 5, 2006

Education Management Information System: A Short Case Study of Nigeria

Published in February, 2006 Prepared by Cambridge Education. This publication was edited by Michael Trucano (infoDev).

Contents
Executive summary........................................................................................................4 1. Introduction................................................................................................................5 2. Objectives and Functions of EMIS ............................................................................6 3. Location of EMIS ......................................................................................................7 4. The development of EMIS system in Nigeria............................................................8 The establishment of EMIS........................................................................................9 Subsequent developments of EMIS ...........................................................................9 State level EMIS developments ...............................................................................10 5. Management and Operation of EMIS ......................................................................11 The process of data collection pre 2004...................................................................11 School Record Keeping and the Census Forms .......................................................12 The process of data collection post 2004 .................................................................12 Other sources of data................................................................................................13 6. Technical strategy associated with EMIS ................................................................14 Software Development for EMIS.............................................................................15 Justification for using a web based system ..............................................................15 Availability of hardware...........................................................................................16 7. The sustainability of EMIS ......................................................................................16 Government Commitment of EMIS.........................................................................17 Sustaining a Decentralized EMIS in the Nigerian Context......................................18 References....................................................................................................................19 Annex I: List of people contacted during field work ...................................................21 Annex II: The Development of MDG indicators for Nigeria .....................................22 Annex III: Universal Basic Education Indicators for Nigeria ....................................23

Executive summary
Establishing effective working relationships between three management layers presents a significant challenge for EMIS development in...
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