It has been rolled out by the National Identity Registration Authority (NIRA) that in the coming term of school, all children aged 16 years and above will be registered for national identity numbers and national identity cards.
“We would like to inform the public especially parents and guardians that we should be carrying out a mass exercise in schools this term in a bid to have students registered countrywide,” said Oborne Mushabe NIRA spokesperson-Kampala.
The exercise will target all school going children in primary and secondary schools who have never registered for national identity cards. In a press briefing, Osborne Mushabe revealed that Ugandans below 16 years upon successful registration will be given National Identification Numbers (NINs) while those above 16 years will be given national identity cards.
He noted that most of the young citizens below 16 years have not been registered but the authority will undertake the this process before the mass renewal exercise of national IDs. NIRA is set to roll out a mass national identity card renewal following expiry of most of the national IDs.
The spokesperson called upon parents to give their children photocopies of their national IDs as they go back to school I order to ease the process of National Identity card acquisition.