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Gov’t to Register Primary School Children for National IDs

Government through the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) is set to start a mass campaign to register all learners from primary level to tertiary institutions for National Identity Cards.

In an April 27th letter, the Permanent Secretary of MoES, James kakooza, called upon head teachers and principals of primary, post-primary and secondary institutions to pick forms of registration from their respective districts.

“The registration forms will be delivered centrally to districts. Therefore heads of schools and institutions must pick the forms from the districts and ensure they are duly filled,” the letter copied to LCV Chairpersons, CAOs/Town Clerks, RDCs, District/Municipal Education Officers, DISOs and Mayors/LC III Chairpersons reads in part.

The exercise in which MoES collaborates with National Identification and Regulation Authority (NIRA) will register learners from age of 5 and above and is set to commence from Saturday April 29th.

The program, Kakooza wrote, seeks to ensure registration of learners and assign them with National Identification Numbers (NIN).

Learners above the age of 16 will be assigned with national identity cards, he writes.

The program which will end on May 31st, will also involve participation of parents/guardians, who will guide their children on filling the forms.

Parents will also attach photocopies of their National Identity Card or any other forms identification to the filled documents.

Kakooza, in that regard urges heads of schools to participate “in public mobilization and sensitization activities in support of the exercise” and ensure that all learners under their authority are fully registered.

The head teachers and principals have also been tasked to ensure that all forms are fully filled and supporting documents attached as well as “providing accountability for all forms received by the school.”

This post was syndicated from ChimpReports. Click here to read the full text on the original website.

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