EMIS is an education management system which is used for collection, integration, processing, maintenance and dissemination of data and information to support decision making, policy-analysis and formulation, planning, monitoring and management at all levels of an education system.
It also serves as an early-warning and early-learning system for education managers. EMIS facilitates the timely identification of underperforming units, e.g. schools, communities, districts, and municipalities, so that decision-makers can take action sooner. Conversely, EMIS facilitates the identification of particularly well-performing units so that managers can learn about promising examples of good practice that may be transferable to other schools.
EMIS also provides reliable, relevant and accurate data that make it readily accessible to all users (schools, municipal education directorates, stakeholders, educators, and partners) to identify new demands for the education sector as needed for the computation of the core education indicators, to develop a set of core education indicators for enhancing the capability of the planning, monitoring and evaluation functions of the education system in line with the education strategies and goals, to give support to the decentralization of the education system.