Breaking: JAMB Suspends Compulsory Use of  National Identification Number (NIN) For 2020 UTME/DE Registration

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the compulsory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry Registration Until 2021.

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According to the management, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this during a briefing at the headquarters of the board in Bwari, Abuja. According to him, the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers.

JAMB Suspends Use of NIN for 2020 UTME Registration

The decision to suspend the use of NIN for 2020 UTME registration followed criticisms from the general public over the poor timing of the policy and the difficulty in obtaining the NIN by prospective JAMB candidates.

Candidates can now apply for the 2020 UTME/DE which is set to commence January 13th, 2020 without NIN.

The date for the commencement of the JAMB examination remains March 14th, 2020.

According to the board, the compulsory use of National Identification Number (NIN) will be considered as from 2021 to enable the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to have registration centres around computer-based test (CBT) centres across the country for candidates who do not have the NIN to avoid difficulties in registering and writing the examination.

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