Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has approved the implementation of the Intelligent Digital Identity System (IDID) and the production of biometric-based intelligent identity cards, in order to have digital profiles of students of the institution.
A statement issued on Saturday by the Registrar of the university, Mr Gabriel Egbe, explained that the decision was in line with the management’s desire to drive a digital education transformation.
The Vice-Chancellor said: ”Consequent on the decision taken, the IDID service team will be visiting the various academic departments and institutes, to digitally profile the students”.
Obi further noted that all students would be required to present themselves for the triple exercise of Personal and Demographic Data Capture, Direct Digital Image Capture, as well as the Direct Biometric Data Capture.
The vice-chancellor added that departments and institutes had been directed to provide students’ information, on an excel spreadsheet.
She noted that they were to also give the university’s IDID team the necessary cooperation, for a prompt and seamless exercise. nan.