UID Numbers Soon For Schoolchildren
NEW DELHI, October 28, 2010
All schoolchildren will soon have unique identification numbers (UID), which will help in tracking their movement in educational institutions and academic records.
This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) here on Wednesday.
The system will help in tracking students’ mobility by creating an electronic registry, right from the primary level through secondary and higher education, as also between the institutions. Imprinting of the UID number on the performance records of students, including mark-sheets, merit certificates and migration certificates, will be helpful to prospective employers and educational institutions.
The UID number will also help in dealing with problems such as fake degrees. It could be utilised while dematting of academic certificates, as also education loans and scholarship schemes.