Education Statistics Yearbook 2016/2017

Puntland State of Somalia  Ministry of Education| Education Statistics Yearbook 2016/2017

About EMIS Data

This is the 2016/17 Education Statistics Annual Yearbook of Puntland in which annual education data has been collected, processed and analyzed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) for the fourth time.

The first data collection tools or questionnaires were updated since the year 2013/14 by the  Puntland  Ministry  of  Education  and  Higher  Education,  EMIS  Unit.  In  the  year 2016/17,  the  already  updated  questionnaires  were  sent  to  schools  for  data  collection through the Regional Education Officers (REOs) and the District Education Officers (DEOs). The completed questionnaires data were collected from the schools by the DEOs who checked the quality of the completed data and submitted to the REOs and then to the EMIS unit of Ministry of Education and Higher Education by checking the quality of the completed questionnaires. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, EMIS unit encoded the census data into the Pineapple software, verified it and generated all the available reports. It is only the formal primary, Integrated Quranic Schools (IQS), Alternative Basic Education (ABE), Secondary education and Non Formal Education data that have been captured by the Pineapple software. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training as well as Higher education data have been separately processed on the MS Excel workbook.

The publication covers 2016/17 EMIS data/information and is a complete school census of Primary Education including Integrated Quranic Schools, Alternative Basic Education, Non-Formal Education, Secondary Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training as well as Higher education. The main sources of data for the computation of educational indicators and this analysis are the 2016/17 Annual School Census or questionnaires and also the school age population of UNDP 2005 projected data. While processing the collected data of the year 2016/17 ASCs, the software was unable to process.

INTRODUCTION Puntland Education Statistics Yearbook 2016/17

classrooms data at all levels and some textbooks data at the secondary level and hence we have used the 2013/14 data for this analysis. UNDP 2005 projected data has also been used as the sources of school age population data in Puntland for the analysis of yearbooks 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 especially at the national level.Of course the UNDP 2005 projected population data has its own limitations as it is not comprehensive  especially  to   compute  educational  indicators  that  need  single  age population and no details of school age population at regional and district levels plus it is too old for the current analysis.

The previous census questionnaires which were more than 20 pages for each primary and secondary schools have been well modified and shortened since 2013/14 without limitation to the very important data elements but the pineapple software has not been customized on time accordingly. This has resulted in some data elements like classrooms, sanitation, child protection, borders, etc. that has been captured by the modified new survey couldn’t be processed into the existing pineapple software. Most of the data elements that have been collected by the census questionnaires have been encoded into the existing Pineapple software.

This   publication   contains   analytical   summaries   of   enrolment,   teachers,   schools, classrooms, basic educational indicators, learning materials and other facilities as well as examination results of grades 8 and 12. The data are further disaggregated by region, gender, school type (Primary including IQS, ABE, NFE, Secondary), locality (urban vs. rural), authority (Government vs. Non-government), etc.

Educational indicators and detailed analysis of basic indicators that are most important for the education system and available in the pineapple software are presented in this publication. This analysis on students, teachers, schools, teaching learning materials and facilities is believed to be used for educational planners, decision makers, development partners and educational researchers for further assessment and produce conclusions.

Education Statistics 2016-17.