NIA to register children from age six to 14 from June 10 – Prof. Ken Attafuah

The National Identification Authority (NIA), will begin the registration of children between the ages of 6 to 14 next month. The exercise, according to the Executive Secretary of the Prof. Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah, who disclosed this says the registration shall take place at all of its 170 districts across the country.

“This is not a mass registration, unlike what we did some years ago. This is not the time for the replacement of cards for people to drop in for that. No, we are not going to offer any other registration service at the schools. Even if you are a teacher in the school where the exercise is going on, you will not be allowed to register during this exercise,” he added.

Prof. Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah, who was speaking at a media engagement in Kumasi on Saturday, May 18, 2024, noted that that the NIA will collaborate with the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and schools across the country for an effective outcome. The process he added comes at no cost.

“Parents will have to go to registration centers at their children’s schools with their birth certificates or passports, and the exercise is free,” he added.
However, if a child does not have any of the two mentioned requirements, he stressed that parents or guardians will have to come to the school and help the NIA register the child into the system as a guarantor.

Prof. Attafuah noted that, as part of the exercise, the NIA will offer the necessary training for teachers in the various schools, adding that the exercise will not disrupt learning activities during school hours.

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