Professor Florence Obi, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, approved the implementation of the Intelligent Digital Identity System (IDID) and the production of smart identity cards based on biometrics, in order to have the digital profiles of the institution’s students.
This was announced in a statement from the university’s registrar, Mr. Gabriel Egbe, and delivered to reporters on Saturday in Calabar.
According to the vice-chancellor, the decision was in line with the leadership’s desire to drive a digital transformation of education.
“As a result of the decision taken, the IDID service team will visit the various university departments and institutes to digitally profile the students,” she said.
Obi further noted that all students would be required to attend the triple exercise of capturing personal and demographic data, capturing direct digital images, as well as direct capturing biometric data.
The vice-chancellor added that departments and institutes had been tasked with providing information on students, on an osn excel spreadsheet.
She noted that they should also provide the university’s IDID team with the necessary cooperation, for a swift and transparent exercise.