– FG has declared that no student would be allowed to register for UTME without NIN
– The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, made this known in Abuja on Thursday, January 21
– Adamu maintain that JAMB has been mandated to work with NIMC on how to achieve it
The Nigerian government has said that the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) is now a mandatory requirement for registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by candidates. This was disclosed in Abuja on Thursday, January 21 by the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, during the 2020 ministerial press briefing.
Legit.ng gathered that he ordered the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to work out modalities with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for implementation.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, said all UTME applicants are mandated to register for NIN. The report said the board had attempted the introduction of the policy two years ago but failed because of the low level of enrolment for the National Identity Cards by Nigerians.
“The use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for JAMB registration by candidates is now a government policy.
“JAMB is working closely with the National Identity Management Commission, to ensure the sustainability of this policy and eliminate multiple registrations.