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Nigerian government now mandates NIN for JAMB registration

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Nigerian government now mandates NIN for JAMB registration

The federal government has said that the utilization of the National identification number (NIN) is now a compulsory requirement for registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by candidates.

It was reported that this was disclosed in Abuja on Thursday, January 21, by the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, during the 2020 ministerial press briefing.

He ordered the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to figure out modalities with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for implementation.

The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, said all UTME applicants are mandated to register for NIN

The report said the board had attempted the introduction of the policy two years ago but failed due to the low level of enrolment for the National Identity Cards by Nigerians.

Adamu said: “The use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for JAMB registration by candidates is now a government policy. “JAMB is functioning closely with the National Identity Management Commission, to make sure the sustainability of this policy and eliminate multiple registrations.”

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