The MoE identified OpenEMIS as the right solution to help collect, monitor, analyze and disseminate education-related data and monitor progress towards its targets. The tool met requirements for a cost- effective, user-friendly, easily customizable and secure platform that was supportive to the development of internal institutional capacity of the system.
In 2016, OpenEMIS’s consultancy team conducted a comprehensive needs assessment and gap analysis in the country, engaging all key stakeholders in the process of mapping needs, identifying gaps, and understanding education capacity building requirements and human resource environment. This set the stage for a successful implementation countrywide.
In 2017, a new scholarship component was integrated into the system to assist in providing adequate funding for students. This allows for better resource management as well as providing more opportunities for students to get the education they need.