The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board , JAMB, has suspended the use of the National Identification Number, NIN, for registration for the 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.
According to PremiumTimes report, the JAMB boss said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres.
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.