UNICAL to create digital profile of students


The management of the University of Calabar has approved the implementation of the Intelligent Digital Identity System and the production of biometric-based intelligent identity cards.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Florence Obi, said the project is to enable the school have digital profiles of all its students.

In a statement to the press on Saturday, the vice-chancellor said the decision was in line with the management’s desire to drive a digital education transformation.

”Consequent on the decision taken, the IDID service team will be visiting the various academic departments and institutes to digitally profile the students,” she stated.

Ms 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.

She 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.