- The use of NIN as a requirement for registration in the 2020 UTME and Direct Entry examination has been suspended
- This was announced by JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, at the press conference in Abuja
- However, NIN will be a necessary requirement in the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registrations
Report reaching Legit.ng has that the use of National Identification Number (NIN) will no longer be a prerequisite for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry examination as it has been suspended to 2021.
Recall that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board had announced in 2019 that it will no longer register candidates who do not have the National Identity Number for the UTME.
It warned that only intending candidates who have the NIN will be registered, beginning with the 2020 examination.
According to reports, the board made the announcement of the suspension of NIN at an ongoing press conference, at its head office, at Bwari, Abuja.
It, however, said NIN would be a necessary requirement in the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registrations.
According to JAMB’s registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who broke the news at the press conference, said NIN was suspended due to “technical reasons”, and to also allow enough time for candidates to acquire it.
He also cited ongoing difficulties being faced by candidates in the NIN registration.
Legit.ng had reported how thousands thronged NIMC offices nationwide for the registration which seemed to be causing sufferings for the students, exposing the government agency as incapable of handling the situation.
It was complaints galore as students, parents and others lamented about the situation.
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