All students at public secondary schools in Kano State have been instructed to register and get a National Identification Number,NIN.
The Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Saidu-Kiru, issued the direction in a statement issued by Aliyu Yusuf, the ministry’s Chief Public Relations Officer, on Friday.
Mr Saidu-Kiru, All students in public secondary schools in Kano State are required to register and get updated that the NIN will allow the ministry to maintain an up-to-date data base for all students for planning and record-keeping purposes.
In his words, this will also assist to eradicate manipulation of students’ record during examinations and ensure judicious use of government funds.
As a result, the commissioner directed the Kano State Senior Schools Management Board, KSSSMB, management, Zonal Directors, and Principals to strictly follow the direction
“Forms will be distributed to all secondary schools for the students from JSS 1 to SS 2 to provide their personal details, which will also be used by the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC.
He added that, “details will then be kept by the ministry for the purpose of documentation,’’
Mr Saidu-Kiru said that the staff of NIMC would soon begin the NIN registration across the schools in the state.
He emphasized that no student would be registered for qualifying or any transitional examination without the NIN.