Primary, middle and high school students attending Shanghai school will receive a new electronic ID card when the school years starts up in September, according to a repot in the ShangaiDaily.com.
The card will be used for a range of functions in and out of schools – from students’ status, growth record, physical health monitoring and social activities record. The previous card was a social security card that covered only medical insurance.
The card will be used for access-control systems in schools, borrowing books from libraries and making appointments.
Students will be able to use the card to visit local museums and social venues free of charge or at discounts by swiping the ID cards at a point-of-sale device. The commission is also building an information management system to support the use of the new card and collect feedback information to record the students’ activities.