Private schools to issue birth certificates and IDs to students
The Central Electoral Board (JCE) has announced the signing of an agreement with the Union de Instituciones Educativas Privadas (UDIEP), the organization that represents private schools. The new agreement gives UDIEP members access to Civil Registry data in order to verify the identity of their students and their parents. The aim is to save the parents time and money and guarantee the identity of the mother, father or legal guardian of the students. Parents are required to provide the schools with a valid birth certificate for enrollment.
The JCE also commits to providing IDs to all students duly accredited with a birth certificate. The JCE will be assigning each student a unique identity number (NUI) that will become his or her identity number for life.
As part of the agreement, the JCE will provide the UDIEP with the tools for its affiliated schools to issue birth certificates for the students. The schools are responsible for maintaining confidentiality and only authorized persons will have access to the data of students enrolled in the educational center.
UDIEP president Olga Espaillat praised the JCE for contributing solutions to the educational sector. The UDIEP has more than 4,800 affiliated schools nationwide.
Roberto Rosario said that the pilot program would start with private schools but could be extended to the public school system in the future if it shows an interest.
Source: DR1, JCE
Feb 5, 2016
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