Dept rolls out second phase of teachers’ NID registration


THE Education Department and national identification (NID) card office are processing a second phase of teachers’ NID registration in provinces, an education inspector says.
Second phase registrations would cover teachers from rural districts who had missed out during January’s processing. The registration of teachers will end in December.
Morobe education inspector Naikuli Tangui said teachers’ registrations would be carried out for for two weeks from yesterday.
The NID team in Lae is working with the education division to register teachers. The province has 3869 teachers, with 1147 teachers already registered.
Tangui said they were aiming to register the remaining 70 per cent by the end of term two.
“We will also register teachers in term two,” he said.
“All teachers must be registered. Those here for holiday should come to the education office and register. We started (yesterday) and will be here till Thursday. We will register teachers for the whole of next week after the Easter weekend.”
Acting provincial education programme adviser Keith Jiram has asked teachers to register during the holidays.
“We want the confirmed figures registered from NID office and Education Department. Priority will be given to teachers to register,” he said.
Education Secretary Uke Kombra last week said about 35,000 were yet to register.
He said from the 58,037 registered teachers in the country, only 23,047 had registered for NID.
He said the deadline was extended to Dec 3.

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