Education and Sports Minister, Janet Museveni.

The Ministry of Education and Sports has ordered for the registration of all school going children, starting from the age of 5 years.

According to a communication, the process starts on May 29, 2017.

“The programme seeks to ensure registration of learners and assign them National Identification Numbers (NINs). Those of 16 years and above will be issued with the National Identity Cards,” reads the letter which was issued yesterday by Alex Kakooza, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary.

The letter, sent to all RDCs, LC V chairpersons, CAOs/Town Clerks, DISOs, Mayors among others, indicates that Registration Forms will be delivered centrally to districts.

“Thereafter all heads of schools and institutions must pick the forms from the districts and ensure they are dully filled. In order to ensure an orderly and efficient exercise, Learners will be availed with registration forms with guidelines to be filled by parents/guardians and returned to the school by 31st May 2017.”