The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has stated that the provision of credible, reliable, and timely data is an imperative for national planning, policy implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development interventions and reform initiatives in the country, particularly in the education sector. This is especially true in the education sector. This information was presented by the Minister today during his keynote talk at the opening ceremony of the 4th National Conference on Education Management Information System (EMIS) in Gombe, which is the capital of the state of Gombe.

Speaking through the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Marticulations Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who represented the Minister at the Conference, Adamu Adamu stated that the Ministry is making tremendous progress in the production and dissemination of reliable and timely data, and he added that the data for 2019, 2020, and 2021 on the sector have all been processed and are ready for national and global dissemination. Adamu Adamu was speaking on behalf of the Minister at the Conference. Commenting on the topic of the conference, which was entitled “Sustainability and Maintenance of On-line Data Generation Using Tablets and Android Phones,” the Minister stated that the discussions that took place during the conference would help improve the automation of data production and management processes in line with changing global trends. Adamu Adamu gave us his word that the Ministry will keep working to improve EMIS and build up its capacity in order to produce high-quality work that is in accordance with the standards of worldwide best practice.

The Executive Governor of Gombe state, Alh Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, who was represented by the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Manassah, delivered the keynote presentation at the conference.
Daniel Jatau, the governor of the state, stated that his administration has drastically reworked the education sector in the state, which has resulted in a significant rise in the number of students enrolled in schools, as well as in literacy, numeracy, and favorable learning outcomes. The Governor said that Gombe state has recorded a lot of growth in the areas of information and communications technology (ICT) development, infrastructure development, and teacher capacity building, all of which would, according to him, have a beneficial influence on education in the state. He encouraged all parties involved to make education reform a top priority and do all in their power to make it happen. He stated that the state was committed to working together with all of the organizations and individuals involved in order to improve NEMIS for the benefit of the nation as a whole as well as Gombe state. Earlier on, in his address of welcome, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew David Adejo, who was represented by the Director of Information and Communication Technology in the Ministry, Abubakar Isa, called for strong synergy and cooperation between the various stakeholders in the funding of NEMIS in order to achieve enhanced and optimal performance.
The presentation and lunch of the Reviewed National Policy on EMIS and it’s Implementation Guidelines, the Reviewed NEMIS web and Mobile App, the On-line Data Capturing Tool for Tertiary Institutions, and the EMIS Data Visualization System developed by the United Nations International Children’s Education Fund are among the highlights of the conference. NEMIS stands for the National Electronic Management Information System (UNICEF). In the letter of goodwill that UNESCO gave to EMIS, the national representative for the organization, Dr. Ngozi Amanze, underlined the organization’s commitment to helping EMIS in the area of capacity building for optimal performance.
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Ben. Bem Goong, Director of Press and Public Relations for the Federal Ministry of Education @NigEducation, 

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