Kano State Government has mandated National Identification Number (NIN) for all students of public secondary schools in the state, from JS1 to SS3.
The Govt enjoins the students to register and obtain the NIN, as it would be used for budgetary planning, keeping optimum records to eradicate manipulations of students record during examinations and, chances for malpractices.
Alhaji Sanusi Saidu-Kiru, the Commissioner for Education, who announced in a statement signed by his Chief Public Relations Office, Malam Aliyu Yusuf on Friday, said that the NIN would enable the ministry to have an updated data base for all students for the purpose of planning and optimum record keeping.
This, according to him will also assist to eradicate manipulation of students’ record during examinations and ensure judicious use of government funds.
Kiruv 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).
“The details will then be kept by the ministry for the purpose of documentation,” he said.
In addition, Saidu-Kiru noted that the staff of NIMC would soon begin the NIN registration across the schools in the state.
He cautioned that no student would be registered for qualifying or any transitional examination without the NIN.