The Kano State Government on Friday, July 23 announced that students of public secondary schools in the state would be required to use the National Identification Number in schools. The state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Saidu-Kiru, gave the directive in a statement issued by the Chief Public Relations Officer of the education ministry, Aliyu Yusuf.
Saidu-Kiru said the staff of the NIMC would soon begin the NIN registration across JSS 1 to SS2 students of schools in the state and warned that pupils would not be registered for examinations without obtaining their NIN.
He said the process would enable the education ministry to have an updated database of all pupils for the purpose of record-keeping and further planning and eradicate examination malpractice in the state’s education system.
He also asked the Kano State Senior Schools Management Board, zonal directors, and principals to ensure strict adherence to the directive.