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JAMB discloses the cause NIN is obligatory for 2021 UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that purpose the use of National Identity Number, NIN, is a obligatory requirement for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME/DE.

According to JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the fundamental motive for the use of NIN as a compulsory requirement is to checkmate examination malpractices. He introduced that the use of NIN as a prerequisite for registration used to be from the Minister of Education.

He equally stated that the thinking used to be also for security motives as it helps to keep away from impersonation. The JAMB Registrar spoke in Abuja on Friday for the duration of a digital assembly with proprietors of Computer Based Test Centres, provider carriers and other stakeholders to kickstart the 2021 UTME registration.

Oloyede who referred to that candidates should make use of available sim playing cards which has in no way been used for UTME registration said talks had been ongoing with the minister of Communication and Digital Economy to supply a conditioned waiver to an estimated 20 percent of candidates except a sim card.

Oloyede also warned that no CBT is allowed to register candidates for NIN, noting that any centre observed to engage in such act would be sanctioned. “No JAMB authorized CBT centre is allowed as agent of NIMC in the enrollment of NIN,” he said.

While cautioning proprietors of CBT centres against examination malpractice, the JAMB Registrar stated all centres owned through the equal owners of a centre caught in the moral act would be suspended. He said over one hundred centres were delisted between 2020 and 2021 for various infractions along with registration and examination malpractice.

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