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Government Orders Mandatory Registration of S.1 and S.2 learners

By Melanie Aanyu,

The Ministry of Education and Sports has announced compulsory countrywide registration of all Senior One and Two learners in both public and private schools for National Identification Numbers (NINS).

Dr Denis K Mugimba, the spokesperson of Ministry of Education, said the registration by the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) is expected to enable continuous follow up and progress assessment of each learner through the education levels under the new O-Level curriculum roll- out plan.

Dr Mugimba also said they want learners to get NINs because the number will identify them throughout their entire education system.

He added that the exercise is expected to begin on July 1.
It states that the lists will then be verified and used by NIRA for registration.

The lower secondary curriculum was rolled out on February 3, 2020 before the closure of schools in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the new curriculum, subjects were reduced from 43 to 21, and schools are expected to offer 11 compulsory subjects at Senior One and Senior Two in addition to one elective subject.