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JAMB Suspends NIN Requirement For 2020 UTME

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for candidates sitting for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) until 2021.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, had disclosed that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will have registration centres around computer-based test (CBT) centres across the country for candidates who do not have the NIN to avoid difficulties in registering and writing the examination.

UTME prospective candidates since the announcement by JAMB stormed the NIMC office on a daily basis in a bid to get their registration done.

Queues formed at the entrance of the NIMC office by an influx of candidates were seen at all centres as the date for the examination fast approached.

Some prospective candidates who spoke to Channels Television lamented the stress they had to go through in registering, stating that the availability of computers was a major concern.

Prof. Oloyede, during a meeting with commissioners of education from the 36 states of the federation and other stakeholders, stressed that the need to introduce the initiative was based on the law made by the National Assembly, and anybody that fails to implement the NIN is liable on conviction.

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