JAMB: Suspend NIN requirement for candidates - Reps tell body

JAMB: Suspend NIN requirement for candidates - Reps tell body

- JAMB has been urged to shelve the proposed registration of candidates using the NIN

- According to the House of Reps, shelving the plan would help the NIMC establish more enrolment centres

- The lawmakers also urged NIMC to identify challenges in capturing Nigerians for NIN

The resolve by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to only register candidates with National Identification Number (NIN) for forthcoming examination has been faulted by the House of Representatives.

According to the lawmakers, it is necessary for JAMB to review the timeline of the implementation.

The Reps said this should be done pending the establishment of more enrolment centres by the National Identity Management Commission across the country.

Meanwhile, the lawmakers also urged NIMC to identify challenges in capturing Nigerians for NIN.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the JAMB declared that it would only register candidates with NIN for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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The examination board, which made the declaration via its official Twitter page on Thursday, October 17, asked prospective candidates to visit the nearest National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) centre for capturing.

The tweet read: “All candidates wishing to take the 2020 UTME must have the National Identification Number (NIN). Prospective candidates are urged to visit the nearest @nimc_ng office for their capturing."

Legit.ng had also reported that 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.

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