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Over 24,000 schools risk losing licenses

More than 24,000 primary and secondary schools across the country have up to Friday to register their learners on the Government’s Education Management Information System (ÉMIS) or risk losing their licenses.

Kaducu during one of her visits to a school upcountry. The Minister said all schools should register their learners on the new EMIS system without fail

The Government last month gave all schools that had not uploaded the data of their learners on EMIS up to December 9 to have all their learners registered, a failure of which would see private schools lose their licenses, while government-aided will have their capitation grants withheld until they register.

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However, sources say over 2,000 primary and secondary schools have not yet registered their learners out of the combined 22,984 schools across the country.

The State Minister for primary education, Joyce Kaducu, said they will not blink an eye for the secondary schools that will not beat the Friday deadline, saying this registration is very crucial for all learners offering lower secondary curriculum.

She said whereas the Ministry will excuse primary schools, all secondary schools should register their learners by Friday to avoid penalisation.

All schools are required to register their leaners by December 9 without fail. We may excuse primary schools, but secondary schools have to meet this requirement on time without fail,” she said while talking to the press.

About ÉMIS

EMIS was procured last year by the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance for the education ministry under the National ICT Initiative Support Programme.

The EMIS tracker, upon being implemented, is expected to integrate all data and information about learners in the education and sports sector making it available to various stakeholders at various levels of decision making.

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