Pupils to miss ID registration because their parents are not registered

A section of  head teachers in Buvuma District  are worried  that some students and pupils  may miss out on the ongoing  mass enrollment since many parents many have not yet acquired National  Identity Cards.

Government is currently  registering all children aged five to 16 years to capture data for the national register and enable children acquire national identity cards.

The exercise, which require parents to present their national IDs and other particulars , is conducted at schools  and will end  on August 30.

But Mr John Kalubeya ,the head teacher in Buikwe District says  even though the exercise kicked off a month ago , many children have not been registered.

Buvuma District Resident Commissioner, Lillian   Nakaweesi said her office has already received similar complaints and promised to talk to officials at the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) to ensure that they swiftly  issue IDs to people on the Islands.