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NIRA embarks on mass registration of learners, warns parents on falsification of information

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) is to conduct a nationwide registration exercise for all students below and above 16 years of age.

The exercise is aimed at enabling all unregistered students to get National Identification Numbers (NIN) and those that had received NINs and now have turned 16 years old to get National IDs.

“As school holidays come to an end, we may conduct outreaches at schools as part of the continuous provision of registration services to citizens,” NIRA said in a post via X on Monday morning.

According to NIRA spokesperson, Mr Osborn Mushabe, the countrywide registration exercise is to cover both primary and secondary schools urging parents to provide their children with the requirements like the photocopies of their National Identity cards.

Mushabe warned parents of falsifying information noting that the vice is against the laws of Uganda.

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National IDs and NINs can help students access financial services like opening up bank accounts, acquiring driving permits, and accessing education like registration for the National final examinations among others.

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