Jamb suspends use of nin as a requirement for 2020 utme

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has suspended it initial plan to use the National Identification Number (NIN) as one of the prerequisites for direct admission in the 2020 jamb Unified tertiary admission exams.

Reports also indicate that the suspension also affected the JAMB’s Direct Entry Registration for the year.

The board explained that the NIN would be a necessary requirement in the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registrations.

JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who made this known at a press conference in Abuja attributed the action to what he called “technical reasons.”

The press conference was attended by top management staff of the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC, led by its Director-General, Aziz Aliyu.

Source: The Herald

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