The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally bowed to pressures from several quarters calling for the suspension of the use of National Identification Number (NIN), as a requirement for registration in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The examination body also announced that the suspension also affected its Direct Entry Registration for the year.
The board at an ongoing press conference, at its head office, at Bwari, Abuja, said NIN would be a requirement in the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registrations.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB’s Registrar, who broke the news at the press conference attended by the top management staff of the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC, led by its Director-General, Aziz Aliyu, attributed the action to what he called “technical reasons.”
Citing ongoing difficulties being experienced by candidates in the NIN registration, Oloyede insisted the NIN requirement as a precondition for the UTME and Direct Entry registrations have been set aside.
“NIN IS SUSPENDED FOR 2020 REGISTRATION. CANDIDATES ARE TO ONLY SEND THEIR NAMES TO 55019 TO CREATE PROFILE. NO NEED FOR NIN FOR 2020 REGISTRATION,” a tweet from JAMB reads.
NIN IS SUSPENDED FOR 2020 REGISTRATION. CANDIDATES ARE TO ONLY SEND THEIR NAMES TO 55019 TO CREATE PROFILE. NO NEED FOR NIN FOR 2020 REGISTRATION.
— JAMB (@JAMBHQ) January 11, 2020
More to come.