Each pupil in all public and private schools in Lagos State will have Personal Identification Number (PIN) as part of reforms to be carried out in education, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, has said.
The move, Sanwo-Olu said, is to help the government to measure the progress of the pupils, adding that the data would also be used for efficient implementation of education policies and budget.
At a meeting held with Joint Association of Private Schools in Lagos State (JAPSIL), the APC candidate said his government will partner with proprietors of privately-owned basic and secondary schools; to scale up quality of teaching and learning.
“It is time we sanitise education in the state and secure the future of our children.
“We want to improve the quality, but, it won’t be done until we know the specific number of how many pupils are in a school and the number of teachers in that school.
“We will introduce a unique PIN for each pupil, from which we can monitor the educational progress of the pupil and properly plan for the cognitive development of such child.
“The act of transferring pupils irregularly from one school to another would also be monitored through this PIN. When parents know their children could be tracked, school attendance would improve…”