The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME.
Micbloggy News recalls that on December 2019 JAMB issues strong warning on NIN as part of it’s efforts to curb examination malpractice and impersonation:
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had stated that no amount of “smear campaign”, will stop it from using the National Identity Management Number (NIM) for the
conduct of its exams.
JAMB registrar Is’haq Oloyede, said this Friday during a meeting with CBT centres, technical advisors, and service providers at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state
Following JAMB’s decision to use NIM during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Oloyede said those benefiting from registration and exam fraud, are determined to mount a negative campaign.
“With the current campaign against NIMC, I could see deliberate efforts at running the commission down so that we can consider not collaborating with them. Those benefiting from registration scandals are mounting a campaign against NIMC.
“We are collaborating with NIMC. They are upright and just last week, five staff were sacked because they collected bribe. So as you interact with NIMC, don’t have it in mind that you are interacting with corrupt people, no, they are not.
“Unless I’m wrong, more than 40 per cent of our candidates have obtained their NIN while the remaining ones are running helter-skelter to have theirs.”
The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers.
He said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres.
He 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 numbera to solve the challenges of multiple registration.
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