JAMB Suspends NIN Requirement For Prospective Candidates
he Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the National Identity Number (NIN) requirement for candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in the country.
This follows public outcry and difficulty experienced by candidates trying to register for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In a new initiative, JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, said the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will create registration centres at every computer-based test centres across the country “for candidates, who do not have the NIN to avoid difficulties in writing the examination.”
The board had in October 2019 announced that NIN will be a prerequisite for all prospective admission seekers to register for the 2020 UTME.
Prospective applicants for the 2020 UTME, had besieged the NIMC, headquarters Enrolment Centre, Abuja, to enable them obtain the NIN.
The NIN is a requirement by the JAMB, for those intending to sit for the UTME.
Other requirements are: Birth Certificate, Primary School Leaving Certificate, and guardians or parents’ NIN for those below the age of 16 years.
The applicants, who trooped into the centre in their hundreds, were accompanied by their teachers and were being assisted by personnel of NIMC to meet up with the Feb. 17 deadline set by JAMB for close of registration.