The Federal Government has declared that no candidate would be allowed to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) without National Identification Number(NIN).
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The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this known in Abuja on January, 2021 during the 2021 Minister Press Briefing . Adamu maintained that JAMB has been mandated to work with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on how to achieve this policy objective.
Malam. Adamu said, “The use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for JAMB registration by candidates is now a government policy.
JAMB is working closely with NIMC to ensure the sustainability of this policy so as to eliminate multiple registrations."
The Minister subsequently ordered the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,(JAMB), to work out the modalities with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for implementation. It would be recalled that the Board had attempted the introduction of the policy two years ago but failed because of the low level of enrollment for the National Identification Number (NIN) by Nigerians as well as technical hitches experienced by NIMC at the time.
There are also great indications that the JAMB registration for 2021 will commence in February, this was disclosed by a close associate to the examination body, JAMB.