The Joint Admissions and Enrollment Board, JAMB, has revealed that the National Identity Number, NIN, issued by the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, would be used to conduct the Unified Examination of Tertiary Enrollment 2020, UTME.
The JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed while receiving the Director of the Office of Public Service Reforms, Dasuki Arabi, at the board headquarters in Abuja.
In revealing that the introduction of the NIN to UTME was in line with the Federal Government directive that NIMC should be the primary data collection center, Oloyede stated that the measure would protect against all forms of registration violations.
The registrar said the board had concluded agreements with the NIMC to use the NIN number as a pilot for 2020 UTME.
In a statement from the agency’s Chief Information Officer, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Oloyede said the board would use both the NIN number and its Computerized Test Centers for the 2020 UTME record.
He said: “Given compliance with the Federal Government directive that the NIMC should be the primary data collection center, the board will use the NIM number of potential candidates for registration in the next fiscal yea exercise.”