Education ministry extends digital registration exercise

Written By: Rose Gakuo
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The ministry of education has extended the digital registration of primary and secondary schools students to 31st March.

The move would enable their parents obtain their birth certificates after claim that some parents were running into hiccups in obtaining the certificates.

Education PS Bellio Kipsang said by close of Monday 3.8 million students had been registered in the mandatory exercise under the National Education Management Information System against the total target of 11 million.

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Tuesday was the deadline for the digital registration of all students in primary and high school following a ministry of Education directive to have correct data of all learners in a digital platform.

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To undertake this exercise parents were required to submit birth certificates of their children to their schools to have their correct details captured in the new system.

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However due to concerns  by some parents who have had challenges in obtaining the crucial documents, the government has now pushed forward the deadline to end of next month.

According to basic education PS Bellio Kipsang only 3.8 million students had been registered in the mandatory exercise under the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) out of the total expected 11 million students.

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Kipsang said the system would give students a unique identification code to track their progress at all levels of education, and streamline resource allocation to seal corruption loopholes.

Long queues have been witnessed at Huduma centres across the country as parents rushed to beat the initial deadline of Tuesday.

They now have until the end of March to conform with the directive.

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