The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the National Identity Number (NIN) requirement for candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in the country.
The suspension follows complain by the public experienced by candidates trying to register for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, said the National Identity Management Commission will create registration centres at every computer-based test centres across the country “for candidates, who do not have the NIN to avoid difficulties in writing the examination.”
NIN IS SUSPENDED FOR 2020 REGISTRATION. CANDIDATES ARE TO ONLY SEND THEIR NAMES TO 55019 TO CREATE PROFILE. NO NEED FOR NIN FOR 2020 REGISTRATION.
— JAMB (@JAMBHQ) January 11, 2020
The board had in October 2019 announced that NIN will be a prerequisite for all prospective admission seekers to register for the 2020 UTME.
Source: Sahara Reports