The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has urged guardians and parents of secondary school students in senior three and below to register their children for National Identification Number (NIN) or risk them missing the final assessment.

The Ministry of Education introduced a new lower secondary curriculum in 2020, focusing on skills and competencies away from the old curriculum that was theory-oriented, and this year, the second cohort in this initiative will join S.3.

The UNEB director of technology, and reprographics, Peter Wakabi, who represented the board’s executive director in a press briefing at the Media Center in Kampala urged parents to use this holiday to register their children for NINs to avoid inconvenience.

Registration is free of charge at National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) offices across the country as well as on the authority’s online portal.

Schools are required to have an Education Management Information System (EMIS) number to register students for NINs.

EMIS is an online portal and data system managed by education ministry, intended to provide up-to-date for proper planning.

The system will also inform the country on up-to-date sector enrolment, school dropouts as well as the number benefitting from government programmes Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE).

After January 31, the ministry said the system will be closed to allow only updating the promotional or transitional status of learners.

The EMIS system portal is now open to allow upload of data, especially for learners who were not uploaded by December 31 2022. Please use this remaining period to upload students data,” the ministry said.

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