Cameroon now has an Education Management Information System (EMIS) and a school map. This document, a real platform for the preservation of statistical data for the entire education system (primary, secondary, university, and vocational training), was validated on 14 July 2020 by officials of the Ministries of Basic Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, and Vocational Training.
The EMIS will enable Cameroon to have reliable statistics on its education system. This involves the short-term production of a statistical yearbook of the education and vocational training sector, a digital school and university map, and a geographic information system of schools.
The EMIS is thus a decision-making tool that will enable authorities to know, for example, in which locality more teachers or classrooms are needed and to take decisions accordingly.
The workshop chaired by Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa, Minister of Basic Education (Mindub), also validated the Learning Achievement Pillar, a tool to monitor achievement in the education sector as part of the Cameroon Education Reform Support Program (Parec). The latter is intended to facilitate the evaluation of learning achievements in the primary and lower secondary cycles.
According to the minister, the Learning Achievement Pillar is a sort of permanent barometer of the level of appropriation of learning by about 13 students in Cameroon.