Foolproof Nemis System By Education Ministry To Curb Cartels
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has stated that his ministry will improve the Nemis system to make it foolproof in order to combat cartels.
He stated that the ministry is working on a plan to implement a foolproof National Education Management Information System in order to end perennial corruption, particularly among schools and administrative units.
According to Magoha, Kenyans are currently not getting value for money, particularly in terms of free education, because cartels have re-engineered Nemis.
“We are going to have Nemis that will have data which can’t be changed, this will stay even in transition. We can’t have a system where before the money is sent, the number changes,” he said.
Magoha stated that 25.9% of the budget is allocated to education, which he believes is adequate, but that “the problem is getting value for money, which is affected by corruption.”
He claimed that since taking over the ministry, he has been closing corruption loopholes, including the new Nemis.
“We will have a Nemis which nobody can enter and change figures, we will have a consistent number of children in schools,” Magoha said.
He was speaking at Kadika Girls Secondary School in Suna East constituency, where he was inspecting the progress of Competency Based Curriculum classrooms.