JAMB suspends NIN for UTME, DE registrations


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board have announced the suspended of the use of the National Identification Number as a requirement for registration in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The JAMB Registrar, Isha-q Oloyede announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.

Oloyede who said this suspension also affects Direct Entry registration for the year attributed the decision to what he called technical reasons.

The conference was attended by top management staff of the National Identification Management Commission, led by its Director-General, Aziz Aliyu.

The JAMB registrar cited ongoing difficulties being faced by candidates in the NIN registration, adding that the NIN requirement as a precondition for the UTME and Direct

Entry registrations had been set aside for this year’s UTME and DE registrations.

Oloyede said the NIN would, however, be a necessary requirement in the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registrations.


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