The Federal Government has said that it is now mandatory for candidates, to use the National Identification Number (NIN) to register for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
National Identification Number (NIN) to register for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). made this disclosure, on Thursday, in Abuja during the 2020 Ministerial press briefing, ordered the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to work out modalities with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for implementation.
Adamu while speaking, on Thursday, underscores the need for candidates to get their NIN, while saying “the use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for JAMB registration by candidates is now a government policy.
“JAMB is working closely with the National Identity Management Commission, to ensure the sustainability of this policy and eliminate multiple registrations,” he said.
The Minister also explained that candidates would have to use their National Identity Cards all the way to universities and other tertiary institutions and even beyond.
He further informed that the government has built, equipped, and standardized over 650 JAMB examination centers while planning to build additional 800 centers in 2021 and 1,000 in 2022, and 1,200 in 2023.
It would be recalled that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, had suspended the use of National Identification Number, NIN, as a requirement for registration in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the failure to implement the policy was a result of the low level of enrolment for the National Identity Card.