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No need for NINs this year, UNEB clarifies

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has clarified that the requirement for a parent’s National Identification Card to register a candidate does not apply to the candidates of 2022.

Dan Odongo the Executive Secretary UNEB says candidates, parents, guardians and school administrators should note that no one will be disqualified from registering for the 2022 Examinations because of a National Identification Card.

He explained that the normal registration process is currently underway until May 31, while late registration, which attracts a surcharge, will take place in June 2022.

On Monday, April 4, 2022, one of the dailies reported that students who enrolled under the revised competence-based lower secondary school curriculum will be required to obtain Learner Identification Numbers (LINs) using their parents’ National Identification.

He further clarified that for candidates of 2022, the information/data requirement at the 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,” Odongo said.

He added that at the secondary school level, 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.

Odongo advised learners who sat for examinations not administered by UNEB to bring their results to UNEB to determine their equivalence before they are allowed to register for the UNEB examinations.

He encouraged 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 the National Identification Numbers of their parents to register.

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