Jamb test runs National identity registration platform


By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has deployed a total number of 1800 members of staff to test run the new registration process under the joint platform of JAMB and the National Identity Management Commission, using the National Identification Number, NIN.

The board made this known to journalists in its weekly publication.

Seamless registration
The board said the members of staff were deployed across Nigeria to for trial registration, following its determination to have a seamless registration exercise for candidates desirous of sitting for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

According to the board, members of staff deployed would be involved in assessing the workability of the new registration regime and identify the success rate and possible challenges so as to improve on them for a hitch free exercise.

It also said that the end to end registration has the full compliments of procedures carried out by the board.

“Creating a profile using the NIN involves sending the word “NIN” space and NIN e.g NIN 00123456789 to 55019, purchase of e-pin and the final registration which involves printing the e-slip using biometric authentication for the test run,” he said.

Members of staff at the National headquarters created their profile and obtained their e-pins at the professional testing centre, Kogi Bwari in Abuja, while staff at the State and zonal offices obtained theirs from zonal /state co-coordinators.


Lateefah Ibrahim