JAMB suspends use of NIN for 2020 UTME

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, DG of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz and other officials during the press conference

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of the National Identification Number as prerequisite for the registration of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME.

The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede who stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja said the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification number.

He said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced in some centres.

He asked candidates to disregard the use of National Identity Number for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other procedures in the registration.

He stressed that JAMB will reconsider its partnership with the National Identity Management Commission on the use of NIN for the 2021 exercise.

The board last year said from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their National Identity Number (NIM) to solve the challenges of multiple registration.


Emmanuel Ukoh