The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has instructed all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to purchase the Nationwide Identification Amount(NIN).
The board’s Spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin reported in a statement on Tuesday, September 24, that the intention was to be certain the biometric and other required facts of a candidate were captured, to test examination malpractice.
Benjamin also included that the connect with was important now that registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Evaluation (UTME) had begun, Newswatch.ng reports.
“The JAMB will, through the 2020 registration physical exercise, use the Countrywide Id Amount (NIN) produced following thriving registration with the National Id Management Fee (NIMC).
“This consists of the capturing of biometric and other needed information for the registration of all possible candidates.
“Candidates are enjoined to register as the board will no more time be responsible for the capturing of candidates’ biometrics in advance of the evaluation, as all information expected will be uploaded from the facts captured by the NIMC.
“Henceforth, the NIN will be obligatory for the UTME registration,” Benjamin explained.
In accordance to Benjamin, the board has manufactured ample arrangement with the NIMC for future candidates to be registered at the evaluation centres or with its certified agents.
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He mentioned that for this sort of JAMB candidates who experienced registered and experienced acquired the NIN right before attaining the age of 16, they would be necessary to update their NIN registration standing ahead of registering for the UTME.
“In scenario a candidate misplaced or misplaced his NIN, the candidate can retrieve it by either likely to the NIMC workplace its licensed agent or dial *346# (USSD code on the SIM card amount previously made use of to register for the NIN).
“Candidate’s title as said on the NIMC details foundation will be the exact same as the just one on JAMB’s knowledge registration sort,” he claimed.