The Kano State Government on Friday said the National Identification Number would be compulsory for students of public secondary schools in the state.
The 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 the 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.
The statement read in part, “Forms will be distributed to all secondary schools for the pupils from JSS 1 to SS2 to provide their personal details, which will also be used by the National Identity Management Commission.
“The details will then be kept by the ministry for the purpose of documentation.”