By Kweronda Ambrose
The Kabale district education officer (DEO) Moses Bwengye has asked heads of schools in the district to register their learners with the National Identification Registration Authority(NIRA) in order for them to get National Identification Numbers(NIN) as a new policy from the Ministry of Education and Sports.
He said this yesterday on the sidelines of a meeting for headteachers of government primary schools which was held at Kabale district headquarters.
Bwengye explained that for students who already have National Identification Numbers , their parents should provide passport photos and fill the forms that were provided to schools by the ministry of education and sports while students who don’t have NIN’s must first register with NIRA in order to get them.
Bwengye mentioned that this registration is purposely to help the government and ministry of education determine the enrolment of learners’ country wide for planning purposes.
He added that all head teachers should be equipped with computer skills as they are required especially during registration of pupils for primary leaving examinations and checking of information related to school programs from the ministry
Turyamubona Wilber the district inspector of schools said head teachers should have smartphones or computers to help them execute their work
Turyamubona added that the ministry is about to train head teachers for the new registration of teachers under the Teacher’s management and information system