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Unlock Ghana Card Access: NIA Calls on School Heads to Register Students

Unlock Ghana Card Access: NIA Calls on School Heads to Register Students

Foster Okyere Darko, the Greater Accra Regional NIA Registration Officer, has called upon headmasters and headmistresses of schools to enable the smooth registration of Senior High School students at nearby District Offices for their Ghana Cards.

The National Identification Authority (NIA) commenced a new registration and issuance drive for Ghana Cards on August 28, 2023, exclusively targeting Ghanaians aged 15 years and above who are applying for the card for the first time, free of charge. This initiative marks the initiation of Phase One, dedicated to Public Sector Workers, with Phase Two scheduled to begin on September 11.

Considering that most students will be attending school during this period, with some residing in boarding houses, Mr. Darko emphasized the importance of school authorities cooperating by allowing students to register at the nearest District Office.

This proactive measure ensures that students, particularly those in their final year (SHS 3), have the opportunity to obtain their Ghana Cards while complying with all necessary safety precautions.

Phase Two – Open Registration:

Phase Two, commencing on Monday, September 11, 2023, will be open to all Ghanaians aged 15 years and above who have not yet applied for the Ghana Card.

During this phase, individuals seeking to replace lost, stolen, or damaged Ghana Cards, or those requiring corrections to their personal information, can do so at any of the NIA’s 286 Operational Offices across the nation, all of which offer free registration services. Ghanaians are encouraged to seize this opportunity, as the Ghana Card is the sole mandatory identification document for citizens engaging in commercial transactions or accessing public and private services in Ghana.

Special Mobile Registration:

The NIA is pleased to announce the resumption of its Household and Institutional Registration Services, now equipped with blank cards available nationwide.

These services cater to households with five or more Ghanaian residents and organizations with 50 or more Ghanaian employees, offering registration services at designated homes or locations for a fee. The Household Registration service costs GHS150.00 per applicant, while the Institutional Registration service is priced at GHS100.00 per applicant, in addition to logistics fees.

Qualified Vouching Persons:

The NIA has provided a list of persons qualified to vouch for an applicant, including:

a. Practicing or retired professional teachers (including principals, headmasters & head teachers)
b. Gazetted Chiefs
c. Practicing or retired Magistrates or Judges
d. Practicing or retired licensed Professionals (e.g., doctors, nurses, lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects, etc.)
e. Serving or retired civil/public servants
f. Serving or retired Clergy
g. Imams
h. Serving or retired Catechists
i. Serving or retired members of the security services (e.g., Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Prison Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service, BNI, Customs, Excise and Preventive Service of the Ghana Revenue Service, and National Security)
j. Current or past Members of Parliament, Assembly or Unit Committee Members

For more information on the Ghana Card registration process and eligibility,  contact your nearest District Office.

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Peter N. Djangmah is a multifaceted individual with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and blogging. With a firm belief in the power of digital education and science, I am affectionately known as the Private Minister of Information. Connect with me
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