Kano to Make NIN Compulsory for JSS I – SS2 Students

The Kano State Ministry of Education has revealed that all students in Public Secondary Schools MUST register and obtain National Identification Number (NIN) from JSS 1 to SS 2. The statement was made by the Hon. Commissioner of Education Mal. Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru in a media chat with a journalist during sallah celebration in Kano. He further disclosed that enrolling the student will enable the Ministry record demographic data, capture the 10 fingerprints, head to shoulder facial picture and digital signature of each student.

One of the reasons are to establish an updated database for all students in the state for the purposes of budgetary planning, keeping optimum records to eradicate manipulations of students record during examinations and, chances for malpractices and to ensure prudent and judicious application of government funds in the provision of qualitative education in the state. The Hon. Commissioner, therefore, called on the management of KSSSMB, Zonal Directors, Principals and Principal Directors to ensure strict adherence to the new directive as new biodata form has been designed to capture all the information needed.

Consequently, the ministry has concluded arrangements in conjunction with the state office of the National Identity Card Management to facilitate the issuance of the NIN number on Zonal basis. Hon. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru also warned that no student will be registered for BECE, Placement, qualifying or any other transitional examinations without the NIN number including also sponsorship of any external examinations by the state government. To this effect, forms are to be distributed to all secondary schools to ensure that their students are properly captured and documented. The staff of the NIMC will soon commence the NIN registration across the schools.



Public Relations Officer Ministry of Education, Kano State For: Honourable Commissioner

22nd, July 2021

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