Kenya launched a new information management system in schools

|Source: Daily Nation|
Boy writing answers on chalkboard, Kenya. GPE/Deepa Srikantaiah

Kenya launched a new education information management system that will enable the government to mitigate wasteful use of resources. Every student will be issued a personal identification number, which will allow policy makers to track data such as student-teacher ratio and allocation of resources per school.  

The initiative along with other education related reforms were prompted by an unprecedented increase in teacher absenteeism and a lack of pedagogically trained school faculty. In hopes to establish accountability, the ministry of education is developing a policy framework to ensure that the system is sustainable. The World Bank and GPE are providing technical assistance, however the implementation of the resource management tool is being carried out by Kenyans.

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