JOINT COMMUNIQUE BY UNEB, MOES AND NIRA ON THE REGISTRATION OF LEARNERS FOR CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) is embarking on a nationwide exercise to register learners in secondary schools for purposes of collecting Continuous Assessment (CA) scores with effect from Term One of 2023. This is in accordance with the Revised Lower Secondary School Curriculum. Accordingly, all secondary schools are required to register with UNEB to be able to submit the CA scores of their learners.
About Continuous Assessment ( CA) / School Based Assessment The Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) through the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC), rolled out the revised lower secondary school curriculum in 2020. One of the major components of the revised curriculum is Continuous Assessment (CA)/ School based assessment.
The first cohort/group of learners of this curriculum is joining senior three in 2023. Every subject in the curriculum has a component of CA without which a learner shall not be graded in that subject by UNEB at the end of cycle (UCE). UNEB is required to uniquely identify learners during the process of Continuous Assessment, necessitating learners to have National Identification Numbers (NINS).
Relatedly, secondary schools which will not have registered for CA will not be allowed by UNEB to register their learners for the end of cycle (UCE) examinations. UNEB will communicate to the schools on the modalities of submitting the CA scores to the Board. Schools without UNEB Centre Numbers shall be required to apply for Continuous Assessment (CA) Centre Numbers through the UNEB e-services Portal; https://eservices.uneb.ac.ug/.
Registration for National Identification Numbers (NINs) To facilitate the process of uniquely identifying learners, this holiday, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) is prioritizing registering and issuing (NINs) to all learners countrywide.
To this end, NIRA shall set up registration desks at Boma grounds across major cities countrywide. Learners in secondary schools are therefore encouraged to maximize this holiday to know their NIN registration status. Visit the boma grounds or NIRA office nearest to you.
Requirements for registration Parents/guardians are advised to note the requirements for registration of learners as follows,
a) A copy of parent (s) national ID if alive or a copy of a blood relative’s national ID if both parents are deceased, with a recommendation letter from the blood relative stating the type of relation to the child (attached is a format of the recommendation letter);
b) A duly filled NIRA enrollment/registration FORM 3 filled on behalf of the learner by either parent/guardian/teacher if learner is below 18 years and by the learner if above 18 years.
c) Present the learner for capture of biometrics (face & fingerprints) together with the parent/guardian’s original national ID card However, please note that learners previously registered by NIRA are required to first verify their registration status to determine whether to proceed with providing fresh infor-mation for NIRA Registration. NIRA Registration is confirmed by a National Identification Number (NIN). A Child’s NIN can be verified by
1.Downloading a child’s NIN slip from the NIRA website (www.nira.go.ug).
2.Dialing *216# and following the prompts or by Registering Learners on the
3. Visiting the nearest NIRA office to confirm status of the earlier registration Education Management Information System (EMIS) Schools registering for Continuous Assessment should have registered their learners on the MOES Education Information Management System (EMIS).
Accordingly, the Ministry of Education and Sports has now opened the EMIS portal to enable schools register learners via the following link; www.emis.go.ug. The portal will be open until January 31, 2023 to allow all schools to upload learners who were not uploaded by 31 December, 2022. Schools which will not have uploaded learners’ data to the EMIS portal shall not be able to update the promotional/ transitional status of learners in their schools. UNEB shall use the school and learner information collected by the Ministry of Education and Sports, as well as NIRA.