Mass Registration of Pupils – May to August 2017
Is this registration exercise targeting Government schools only? What about private schools or schools not registered with the Ministry of Education?
This registration targets all school going children from primary one and above in all government and private schools including primary, secondary and post primary technical institutions.
Will the non-schooling Children be registered?
This project targets to register only learners who are in learning institutions. Children who are not at school will be registered after this mass registration exercise during the continuous registration exercise at our centers at the districts/divisions.
For unregistered parents, what grace period will NIRA give for them to register and therefore have their children registered during the exercise timeframe?
There’s an ongoing continuous registration exercise at the NIRA offices located at the five KCCA division offices, and at District headquarters for the rest of the districts across the country. Such parents ought to use that opportunity to enroll for National IDs.
What arrangement is there for students/pupils who may be above 16 years?
Learners who are above 16 years and are in schools/ institutions shall be registered during the exercise and issued with National Identity Cards.
For children in boarding schools, what provision is there for parents to have forms filled?
Parents and Guardians are advised to use the time provided throughout the term to pick the forms from respective schools and return them so that their children may be registered.
Some children are from child headed families while others are in children’s homes. What is in place to ensure that they register?
The caretakers of such children’s homes will be responsible to ensure that they are registered. The details of the caretakers will be used in the process. As for child headed families, if there’s no other close relative an elder in the community shall take responsibility for the registration of such children.
For children whose parents are not registered, could a close relative like an Uncle or Aunt provide their NINs to enable the child’s registration?
Only parents who are duly registered for national IDs will be able to register their children because the system links each child to their parent. Guardians shall only be able to register orphans under their care.
Which LC1 or elder is to endorse on the application of the learner, is it the one near the school or the one at the home of the learner?
The one at the place of (Child’s) parent’s residence shall endorse the application form
Will the routine registration of persons for National IDs and other services stop during the implementation of the project?
The Continuous registration and issuance of National IDs will not be affected by the registration of students and pupil’s exercise. NIRA’s normal activities and services will continue as usual throughout and after this exercise.
Will pupils/students in international schools or foreign pupils/students in international and other regular schools also be registered?
Yes. All school going pupils and students will be registered. Foreign legally resident students will be registered on the Alien Identification register.
What if aliens collude with citizens to use their National Identification Numbers (NINs) to register alien students?
It is in contravention of the Registration of Persons Act 2015 for anyone to fraudulently register or support the registration of another except through the regular procedures. Such people if detected will be prosecuted in the courts of law.
What happens if neither of the child’s parents is available to support the registration of a child?
Any person having parental responsibility for the child may fill the form and provide information on the parentage of the child where available. Such persons may for example include a guardian.
What is NIRA doing about duplication?
The technology that deployed by NIRA is able to detect and disable any kind of duplication.
Where will students pick their National IDs from?
National IDs will be produced for students/Pupils who are 16 years and above. They will be required to pick their National IDs from our established centers at respective districts where the schools are located.
How are the people in hard-to-reach areas and areas with scattered populations (e.g. Karamoja) going to receive information about the registration exercise?
Local leaders will enable our teams reach out into their communities. As for registration, NIRA through the District IT Officers (DITOs) have a special arrangement for mobile outreaches for hard to reach (places) schools.
What are the requirements for this registration exercise?
Parents need to pick the registration form from the schools/institutions, complete the form, attach a copy of their National ID (either parent or both) and return the form to the school.
Are both parents required to attach copies of their National IDs?
It is required that both parents attach copies of their National IDs if both are registered. However, where only one of parents has a National ID, the child shall be registered.
Are the parents required to be present for their children’s registration
Parents are not required to be present for their children to register if all the required information has been provided. However where there are identified gaps in the information provided for registration, parents/guardians may be required to be present.