May 07, 2021: Update To The University On The Issuance Of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Cards

Dear USIU-Africa Community,

We trust that you are keeping well as we gear up to the start of a new semester. One of the things that has been most important to us over the course of the past year as we weather the pandemic, is how to safeguard our collective health and well-being even as we work towards ensuring that we discharge our core mandate of teaching and learning at the highest possible standards.

As stated in previous communication to you, we were able to roll out the first phase of the issuance of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards which replaced the Biometric control feature previously used at the gate and the Library pre-COVID-19. This has tremendously boosted the level of security on campus, in addition to helping us fulfill the Government regulation of putting in place a contact tracing system, as the card will collect up to the minute information on visitors, staff, students and faculty who access campus.

To this end, we would like to announce that we will be rolling out the second phase of RFID card issuance to coincide with the partial reopening of the University. The cards will be issued over a duration of two weeks, starting from Monday, May 10, 2021 as follows:

  • Issuance and printing of RFID cards for employees and students – To be done at the Registrar’s Office.
  • Registration of the RFID cards on the Automated Access Control System – To be done at the Library lobby area.

The process will be carried out daily, from 9am to 12pm until Monday, May 31, 2021.

In order to expedite the issuance process, students are requested to send a recent passport-size photograph (taken within the last 2 months) to The subject of the email should be your six-digit student ID number.

Please ensure that you carry your current employee or student ID card (if you had been issued with one previously) which you will be expected to surrender in exchange for the new RFID card. Once you pick up the card, you can get it registered immediately at the Library. The process will be carried out with the utmost safety, ensuring that all COVID-19 protocols are observed.

Once you have the new RFID card, please carry it with you at all times to enable you access the campus via the gate as well as the Library.

Should you have any concerns that you may wish to have addressed, please reach out to Head of Security, Mr. Peter Omusula at
Mrs. Night A. Nzovu
Director, Administration

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