Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the Joint Admission and Mariculation Board (JAMB) announced the suspension of the use of National Identification Number (NIN) for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
According to statements he made to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, he said that this new development came after a board meeting last year, where it was agreed that candidates registering for the 2020 Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), would need their National Identity Number to process their registration.
This agreement was reached to tackle the issues relating to multiple registration of candidates.
Further More, Oloyede said the decision was reached to enable candidates who seek to register for the 2021 Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to have enough time to acquire their National Identification Number (NIN).
He also added that the suspension was also influenced by technical challenges experienced at some centres, and would give time to address such issues.
He further added that, he’s using this medium to ask candidates to strictly comply with the other procedures but to jettison the use National Identification Number (NIN) for the registration.
However, he noted that the use of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for the 2021 exams, is been considered.
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