- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it will use the national identity number for the conduct of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
- JAMB registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, says the move is in line with the directive of the federal government that NIMC should be the primary data collection centre
- Oloyede says the board has concluded arrangements with the National Identity Management Commission to use NIN number for 2020 UTME
National Identity Number (NIN) issued by the National Identity Management Commission will be used by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the conduct of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The disclosure was made by JAMB registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, when he was visited in his office by the director of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dasuki Arabi, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the registrar stated that the move is in line with the directive of the federal government that NIMC should be the primary data collection centre.
According to Oloyede, the board has concluded arrangements with the NIMC to use NIN number for 2020 UTME.
JAMB said: “In view of the compliance with the federal government’s directive that the NIMC should be the primary data collection centre, the board will be using the NIM number of prospective candidates for registration in the next exercise.
"The board is at the moment discussing with the NIMC to work out the grey areas for seamless implementation in the next exercise.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said that many Nigerian leaders started corruption by engaging themselves in examination malpractice when they were in school.
The agency made the disclosure in its weekly bulletin, in which it said corruption would grow to become a monster if it is not holistically addressed at the stage of examination malpractice.
The board stated that examination malpractice in the country is mostly sponsored by parents.
The agency said: “Corruption is not a peculiar African or Nigerian problem. Regrettably, most of the measures deployed to fight corruption, more often than not, fail to yield desired results."
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