Pupils, Students to get Standardised Regional Travel IDs

remedy sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 150%;”>The program, pilule according to officials at the ministry, sale is targeting learners below the age of 16 in both government and private schools, who have not been catered for under the ongoing National ID registration exercise.

The program follows a resolution by the Regional Heads of States during the 4th Summit meeting to have citizens of the three states use national identity/voter/students identity cards as travel documents for purposes of easing movement in the three member states.

At the June 2013 summit meeting in Kampala, the Heads of State directed that member countries issue standardized students’ identity cards to be used as travel documents by 1st July 2014.

In accordance with the directive, Ministry of Education officials have issued a circular to all government and private school heads to prepare for the issuance of IDs to learners below 16 years.

The directive was sent last Thursday to head teachers of Government and Private Primary Schools and Secondary Schools as well as Principals of Business, Technical and Vocational


“By this circular, you are requested to ensure that schools/institutions in your district comply and prepare to implement the (Summit) directive of issuing standardized IDs at a uniform and fair cost to the parents/students,” reads the statement in part.

The ministry, according to Permanent Secretary Dr Rose Nassali, is in the process of identifying a central supplier so that standardized IDs are supplied at a uniform and fair cost to the parents/students.

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