Illawarra Newsroom

National I-D numbers proposed for students


Illawarra students could soon be given identification numbers to track their progress.

The number would be linked to a student's academic record.

The move will be discussed when the federal Education Minister meets with his state counterparts.

State Shadow Education Minister Jihad Dib says the initiative would need to be closely monitored: " Anything that provides information across more platforms easily, would make sense and I think it could possibly make sense, but we need to put alot of planning into it and there needs to be adequate resources put into it and I would hope that it's well supported by the government because their track record needs to be improved a great deal when it comes to things like this."