The Department of Civil Registry in the Ministry of Home Affairs And Cultural Heritage, Records And Normation is advising the public that it will be issuing ID’s to candidates intending to sit for the General Certificate in Education (GCE) Ordinary and Advanced Level in the November 2021 Examinations.
In a statement, the Department advised all candidates intending to sit for the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations but do not possess ID’s which are required for registration to visit the nearest Civil Registry Offices countrywide from Saturday 26 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 between 0800-1500hrs.
“This special exercise is over and above the Civil Registry’s normal operating hours during weekdays. Learners should bring an original and copy of long or short birth certificate, the I.D of either parent and death certificate (for those having a deceased parent(s),” it read.
The statement further said the current exercise, has specifically targeted learners, given the impending registration deadline for November Examinations. Should the need arise to extend the rollout of this programme, similar action will be taken in future.
“We also acknowledge that apart from learners, the rest of our citizens require access to ID’s which are a constitutional right. Accordingly, the Civil Registry Department takes this opportunity to advise the nation that it will be launching similar programmes in the future.”
The Ministry of Home Affairs recently received consumables required for the securitisation of ID’s, which have since been dispatched to all provinces and districts. ■