FG Flags Off 2017/ 2018 Annual School Census
The federal government has flagged off the 2017/2018 Annual School Census which would address the problem of out-of-school children.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, at the ceremony in Abuja said it would assist in getting accurate number of schools and validate the annual school census collection.
The theme of the 2018 School Census Program is tagged ”Making Every Learner’s Environment Count: A Panacea for the Dearth of Empirical Education Data and as a way of solving the problem of out-of-school Children Syndrome in Nigeria”.
Adamu said that five states had already been mapped and placed on the website for accessibility by all.
“The conduct of the Annual School Census is in line with the provision of Nigeria Education Management Information System Policy of 2007 which provides for the collection of education data beginning from the school.
“Thus, the Education Management Information System processes have since 2009 been decentralised to the states in order to enhance efficiency in the collection, collation, management and dissemination of credible, reliable and timely data in Nigeria.
“Imo, Edo, Ondo, Kogi and Taraba states have keyed into this initiative and we hope all states will key into this exercise and link up so that our data could be validated promptly. ” the Minister added.