The Kano State Government has directed all students of public secondary schools across the state to register and obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).
The Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Sanusi Saidu-Kiru, gave the directive in Kano on Friday via a statement by the Public Relations Officer in the ministry, Malam Aliyu Yusuf.
Saidu-Kiru said that the NIN would enable the ministry to have an updated database for all students for the purpose of planning and record keeping.
According to him, this will also facilitate efforts to eradicate manipulation of students’ record during examinations and ensure judicious use of government funds.
The commissioner, therefore, asked the management of the Kano State Senior Schools Management Board (KSSSMB), Zonal Directors and School Principals to ensure strict adherence to the directive.
“Forms will be distributed to all secondary schools for students from JSS 1 to SS 2 to provide their personal details, which will also be used by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
“The details will then be kept by the ministry for the purpose of documentation,’’ he said.
Saidu-Kiru said that the officials of NIMC would soon begin the NIN registration across the schools in the state.
He warned that no student would be registered for qualifying or any transitional examination without having the NIN.