The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB has suspended the use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for registration of applicants for 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Saturday (today, January 11, 2020), said the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers.
Oloyede was joined at the briefing by the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz.
The JAMB Registrar asked candidates to disregard the use of NIN for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other procedures for the registration.
He however said that JAMB will consider the use of NIMC for 2021 exams.
The board last year said from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their national ID number to solve the challenges of multiple registration.