Kano Govt makes NIN compulsory for public secondary school students



Kano State Government has directed all students of public secondary schools in state to register and obtain National Identification Number (NIN).


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Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Sanusi Saidu-Kiru, gave the in a statement issued by Chief Public Relations Officer in ministry, Malam Aliyu Yusuf on Friday in Kano.

Saidu-Kiru said NIN would enable ministry to have an updated data base for all students for purpose of planning and optimum record keeping.

According to him, 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 distributed to all secondary schools for the students from JSS 1 to SS 2 to provide their personal details, which will also used by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

“The details will then kept by the ministry for the purpose of documentation,’’ said.
Saidu-Kiru added the staff of NIMC would soon begin the NIN registration across the schools in the state.

warned no student would registered for qualifying or any transitional examination without the NIN. (NAN)