NAIROBI, Kenya, 1
According to Paul Kibet, director of education at the Department of Education, Science and Technology, the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) assigns students a unique personal identifier (UPI) that will provide real-time data on the allocation of resources lead public schools.
Talking on the Edge of the 44th Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Assoc According to Kibet, a conference of iation (KESSHA) in Mombasa on Friday, students moving to other schools will automatically transfer their surrender.
"NEMIS can tell us the exact number of students in the country and hence our surrender system. If the enrollment for a particular school changes up or down, the surrender changes automatically. "
Kibet said the introduction of UPIs will also improve access to free medical services under the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) Comprehensive medical protection for students, adding that health facilities only need the UPIs to attract a student identify.
"Every student who is in the NEMIS system automatically receives a NHIF number, which gives them access to medical services in all accredited hospitals. This is a byproduct of NEMIS.
A recent NHIF report found that 640,745 students had access to the medical system since entering into service in April 2018.
According to the report, 607,738 students received outpatient care while 30,995 received inpatient care.
The Ministry of Education pays 1350 Sh premiums per student annually.
The number of students in public secondary schools is currently estimated at 2.7 million, the majority of 1.1 million students who have received the Kenya certificate of primary education last year after attending public schools.
The number of secondary-school-aged students was reported at over 794,000 in February] The free primary school program launched in 2003 received 3 billion schillings.
Education Secretary Belio Kipsang said that 30 billion schillings were spent on caring for 2.7 million students at public secondary schools who had signed up for NEMIS at that time.