Teachers’ NID registration underway

One-hundred-and-eight teachers in NCD have been captured so far in the registration rollout of NID cards and birth certificates.

Registration for teachers in NCD begun on December 24, 2018, and will end at the end of March.

The exercise is underway at the Papua New Guinea Education Institute (PNGEI) Hall.

Teachers in the Central Province who are on holidays in the NCD are now asked to make their way to the PNGEI Hall to start registering. The rollout to the rest of the country is expected in the coming weeks as the preparations are in progress to send the mobile registration teams out.

Inspector for Basic Education, Idau Negesa, said teachers in NCD are responding well to the public announcements and are turning up at the venue to get registered. The number is expected to increase in the coming days and weeks.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Teacher NID Registration Project and First Assistant Secretary for Corporate Services in the Department of Education, Andrew Angobe, said the Department is carrying out the project as per the National Executive Council (NEC) Decision No. 71/2017.

It is being conducted through the Minister of Education under the Civil Registry Act 1963 amended 2014 and Department of Personnel Management Circular Instruction No. 09/2016.

“Under the direction, all teachers in the National Education System and DoE public servants are to be registered before 31st March 2019,” said Angobe.

“Inspectors in all the sectors in education are being recalled for this project and are expected to be at the registration venue to verify and witness the registration of their teachers.

“Official documents such as the teacher appointment list for 2018 and 2019 and the Master Position Register (MPR) will be used to confirm the status of the teacher upon registration.

“Teachers from other provinces are advised to get their registration done at their province once the NID mobile registration teams arrive.”

According to the chairman, the teams are expected to travel to the provinces by the end of this week or early next week.

For further information and clarification, teachers are advised to contact the officers whose names were listed in the public notice in the newspapers last week.

Press release