Uganda: Finalists must have national IDs, says UNEB

Published: 5/Apr/2022
Source: New Vision (Kampala)

By Conan Businge

The Uganda National Examinations Board wants all candidates registering for the national examinations to have National Identification Numbers (NINs).

Much as some of them are below 18 years of age and do not have national identification cards, the Government in 2017 registered all students between the age of five and 16 and gave them NINs.

“But in case one does not have a NIN or a national identity card, they can use a birth certificate,” UNEB publicist Jennifer Kalule-Musamba said. She added: “All schools were notified of this condition of having NINs. We also alerted stakeholders to relax the condition for those who did not have the NINs, to use the birth certificates.”

Musamba said this is being done to streamline the capturing of students data in the country for better follow-up and accountability. In July last year, almost eight million children in the country were given NINs and others national identity cards.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2022