Libya's New Education Management System

UNICEF, with funding from the European Union (EU) supports the Ministry of Education in developing an Education Management Information System (EMIS) that will make it possible for Libya to have regularly updated information on the country’s education system.

The EMIS will be an excellent tool to monitor effectiveness and efficiency of the Libyan education at Kindergarten, primary and secondary education levels; and it will strengthen data collection, analysis, use and dissemination. Education planners, administrators, as well as policy makers will be able to form their decisions based on reliable data and evidence.

UNICEF’s Country Director a.i., Dr. Katharina Imhof said that detailed information on access to and quality of education is needed to develop effective education strategies, programmes and policies, cost them, and evaluate their benefits for children and their families.

“Accurate and timely data is required for constantly improving the education system, towards the highest levels of quality and tailored for the benefits of all children and their families in Libya. UNICEF, with its extensive experience in developing EMISs, presently supports the country in this quest,” said the UNICEF Country Director a.i.

The Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Libya, Ms. Apostolova added:

Without good data the decisions made by education policy leaders can never be as effective and efficient as they need to be to meet the needs and requirements of their learners and education institutions.

"The EMIS is not only about technology and software. It is also about processes and the culture that binds managers and planners together in the use of information for effective delivery of education at all levels.

"There are so many varied uses of EMIS information, from setting and monitoring quantifiable targets, to realistically estimating the resources required for implementing plans and policies. This support meets EU objectives to have an informed policy making process based on quality data.

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