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By Flavia Ajok

Kagadi district local government has resolved that all parents pay Sh2000 for each learner that will be registered for the issuance of National Identification Numbers (NINs).

The resolution was agreed upon in a meeting that was chaired by the Kagadi district LC5 chairperson Ndibwami B Yosia, attended by the deputy RDC Benjamin Tumusiime and school head teachers from both government and private schools that was held Monday at Kagadi model primary school in Kagadi town council.

The meeting followed several complaints by parents in some schools accusing head teachers for charging them exorbitant fees for the registration of their children to get NINs.

Schools across the district have been charging each learner between Sh5,000 to Sh20,000 which was protested by parents.

Ndibwami says the circular from the Education and Sports Ministry guiding the registration exercise was received late but regrets that it is very unfortunate that some school headteachers used it as an advantage to cheat parents.

He has asked the head teachers to team up with parents and register learners at Sh2,000 before the deadline.

The deputy RDC Kagadi Benjamin Tumusiime says the registration exercise is supposed to be free asserting that even the Sh2,000 agreed up on is illegal.

He has urged the head teachers to be patriotic and register learners in good faith.



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