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JAMB succumbs to pressure… suspends mandatory NIN for 2020 UTME

By Our Reporter

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally succumbed to pressure from concerned Nigerians and the House of Representatives by suspending its “no NIN, no JAMB” policy until 2021.

The House of Representatives last Tuesday ordered JAMB to suspend the policy till 2020.

This followed the adoption of a motion moved by Zainab Gimba (APC-Borno).

The National Identity Number (NIN) is the nation’s database capturing exercise-driven data towards assigning a unique identity to every Nigerian.

JAMB, in September, through Fabian Benjamin, its spokesperson, had informed prospective candidates that the NIN will be compulsory for the UTME registration in 2020.

He explained that the move was aimed at ensuring the biometric and other necessary details of candidates were captured, to check examination malpractice.

The lawmakers lauded this move but urged the board to delay the process until 2021 “in order to allow more time and better awareness for prospective candidates”.

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