UNEB speaks out on 2022 candidates’ requirements for registration. The body says 2022 candidates do not require National IDs for registration.
Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has said the requirement for a parent’s National Identification Card to register a candidate does not apply to those of 2022.
According to UNEB, the New Vision story, which was published on Monday April 4, 2022 was only taking about students that enrolled under the revised competence based lower secondary school curriculum.
Such students, who are still in Senior One and Senior Two, will be required to obtain Learner Identification Numbers (LINs) using their parents’ National Identification Numbers (NINs).
“This is therefore to allay the fears of candidates, parents, guardians and school administrators that no one will be disqualified from registering for the 2022 Examinations because of a National Identification Card. The normal registration process is currently under way until May 31, while late registration, which attracts a surcharge, will take place in June, 2022,” UNEB Executive Director Daniel Odongo said in a statement issued on Tuesday, 05 April 2022.
Mr Odongo said for candidates of 2022, the information/data requirement at primary school level is the learner’s authentic biodata particularly, correctly spelt names in the right order, as well as the date of birth.
“A copy of a genuine birth certificate may be provided to the school to facilitate accurate data capture and ensure consistency. The candidates also require passport photographs taken by the school according to the photo resolution prescribed by UNEB,” he said.
At secondary school level, he added, the main information/data requirement is the Learner’s Index/ Student Number and Year of sitting for the preceding series of UNEB examinations.
“It is recommended that the learners should present the previous result slips to the schools at the time of registration. Learners who sat for examinations not administered by UNEB, should bring their results to UNEB to determine their equivalence before they are allowed to register for the UNEB examinations,” Mr Odongo said.
“UNEB therefore encourages parents and school administrators to support all the 2022 candidates to study and register in time for the national examinations. They do not need to submit National Identification Numbers of their parents to register,” he added.