The Ministry of Education has now rolled out a system that will see it track students data up to university level.
The Unique Personal Identifier (UPI) is ready for use by both Kenya Certificate of Primary and Secondary Examinations (KCPE and KCSE) this year.
The UPI will be rolled in 10 national schools and 470 primary schools across the country’s 47 counties. Captured under the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) will be launched on September 28 setting stage for the use of the UPI for students at national examinations in place of index numbers.
The system was the subject of a consultative workshop bringing together regional education coordinators and all county directors of education, to give their feedback in preparation for its launch in the next 10 days.
According to Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, the NEMIS, a management tool, will be a source of accurate, reliable and timely education data.
Speaking at Kenya Curriculum Development (KICD) on Friday morning, Matiangi said the country’s education sector has no option but to start being responsible and accountable for its operations. Matiang’i also chairs the project.