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Schools Won’t Accept Students Without National IDs

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nurse sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Minister Nyakairima, more about who is also the national coordinator for National Security Information System Project Coordinator (NSIS), made the remarks in his massage read for him by the Kabale District Resident District Commissioner, Mr. Darius Nandida, during a one day workshop on ID mass registration.


Nyakarima said that the move is aimed at curbing down the number of none Ugandans who have been benefiting from the government funding through Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE).


“The national Identity card issuance will enable government to plan for the pupils and students in different levels of educations and this will also prevent ghost students in some schools since the government has been spending much on ghost students and ghost workers in different ministries.”


The Minister also said the move is aimed at preventing the extrajudicial killings by possible invasion of terrorists with sophisticated terror machines who will be quickly identified by security agencies through comparing their finger prints with those on their identity cards.


However, the Kigezi Regional Police Commander, Olivia Rosemary Wawire, noted that the police as a lead agency in the mass enrolment exercise have detected cases of constitutional privileges by some people who are likely to come for ID registration like the refuges who are likely to claim citizenship.


Wawire also noted that there must be an extra police budget to help the police carry out its activities during the process like conducting regional police meetings, deployments of field officers and fuel.


She however, warned of some rumours by some politicians who are decampaigning the exercise by politicising it.


She noted that the police will not hesitate to apprehend anybody trying to block government programmes.


The national identity card registration in Kabale will commence on April 14, 2014.

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