Lagos introduces PIN for students

The Lagos State Government has announced
the introduction of Personal Identification
Number (LASPIN) to capture the biometrics of
students in all public primary and secondary
schools.
This was contained in a statement made
available to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos by
the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of
Education, Mr Jide Lawal.
The statement quoted the Deputy Governor, Dr
Idiat Adebule, as saying that LASPIN would be
a unique identity for each student throughout
his or her study in the state’s education
system.
Adebule, who supervises the ministry, said the
transfer process of students in the state would
now be streamlined, using the LASPIN.
According to her, LASPIN will control and
discourage abuses and make the process of
transfer from one school to another, more
transparent.
The deputy governor was also quoted as
expressing government’s determination to
improve on the pass ratings for Lagos State
students in external examinations from three
per cent to 60 per cent by 2019.
She said that government was committed to
the adoption of e-curriculum platform/
solution to assist teachers in accessing the
subject curriculum and syllabus directly from
the National Education Research and
Development Council (NERDC).
“The introduction and adoption of e-
curriculum platform/solution will guarantee
uniformity and ease the development of lesson
plan and teacher’s guide from the ministry’s
portal,” she said.
Adebule said that the intensive monitoring
and supervision of teachings and learning
activities in schools by the quality assurance
office were aimed at meeting the set
standards.
The deputy governor said the standards were
set by both the West African Examination
Council (WAEC) and the National Examination
Council (NECO).
“Government will undertake the systematic
introduction and exposure of students to ICT-
based teaching and learning tools (e.g.
learning tablets) starting from the senior
secondary level.
“This is in order to make our teachers and
students compete globally and be compliant
with modern trend,” she said in the statement.
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