- The use of NIN during JAMB registration has become an issue before the Senate
- Also, the Senate called for an extension of the JAMB registration deadline
- Going further, the FG was urged to simplify the process of obtaining NIN for students
In a move that bodes well for parents, guardians, and students, the Senate has waded into the controversial policy by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in which NIN was made compulsory for registration.
The Senate has called on necessary authorities including JAMB, the Ministry of Education and and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to review the implementation of the policy.
Also, the Senate called for the extension of the JAMB registration deadline until there is a seamless and well-organised process for obtaining the NIN.
Going further, the Senate said there must be a simplified process for students to register for NIN in their schools.
Recall Legit.ng reported that JAMB extended registration for the annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks. The registration exercise will now end on Saturday, May 29.
According to the news media, the 2021 UTME is also now expected to hold from Saturday, June 19 to Saturday, July 3.
The registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday, May 15, in Abuja.
In another related development, a video of the registrar of JAMB, Prof Oloyede, confronting students surfaced online recently.
In the video which has gone viral, Oloyede was seen questioning a candidate from the Baptist Girls Academy in Lagos state as regards the fees paid for JAMB registration in the school and the student was heard saying N8,000.
To prove his point further, the JAMB registrar called on a teacher that had come with students of the school and asked the same question but he gave a different figure.
Meanwhile, following their disruptive actions, parents and guardians have been asked not to be allowed in the JAMB registration halls.
The order was issued by the registrar of the board, Prof Oloyede, according to a statement signed by JAMB’s spokesman in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal.
The decision was said to have been made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded.