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UTME 2020: JAMB to Use National Identity Number for Registration

Written by Akeem Alao

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has disclosed that the national identity number will be used for the conduct of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in line with the directive of the federal government that NIMC should be the primary data collection centre.
The registrar, in a statement by the agency’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in Abuja, said the board has concluded arrangements with the NIMC to use NIN number as a pilot for 2020 UTME.

“National Identity Number (NIN) issued by the National Identity Management Commission will be used by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the conduct of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME),” he said.

“In view of the compliance with the federal government’s directive that the NIMC should be the primary data collection centre, the board will be using the NIM number of prospective candidates for registration in the next exercise,” he added.

The board is at the moment discussing with the NIMC to work out the grey areas for seamless implementation in the next exercise.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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