Kano State government has directed all students of public secondary schools in the state to register and obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).
The Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Sanusi Saidu-Kiru, gave the directive in a statement issued by the Chief Public Relations Officer in the ministry, Malam Aliyu Yusuf on Friday in Kano.
Explaining reasons for the directive, Saidu-Kiru stated the NIN would enable the ministry have an updated database for all students for the purpose of planning and optimum record keeping.
He also stated that this will also assist 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 Principals to ensure strict adherence to the directive.
“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 warned that no student would be registered for qualifying or any transitional examination without the NIN.