- National Identity Management Commission advised prospective UTME candidates to enroll for the National Identification Number (NIN)
- The commission said it has over 1,000 enrollment centres across the country for easy registration
- JAMB had said that NIN is compulsory for the UTME examination, adding that it will no longer be responsible for the capturing of candidates’ biometrics
All the prospective candidates preparing for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been advised to enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN).
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) advised the prospective candidates who are yet to enrol to do so by visiting any NIMC office nationwide.
Chuks Onyepunuka, NIMC’s information technology/identity database officer, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, October 8, in Abuja.
Onyepunuka reiterated that NIN is compulsory for the UTME examination, indicating that not obtaining the NIN disqualifies candidates.
He said that the commission has over 1,000 enrollment centres across the country.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire NIN.
The board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, said on Tuesday, September 24, that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured to check examination malpractice.
Benjamin said that the call was necessary now that registration for the 2020 UTME had begun.
The partnership between JAMB and NIMC is expected to solve the problems of multiple registrations, reduce the cost of registration and curb underage registration.
A candidate sitting for the UTME is expected to be, at least, 15 years old.
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