The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday scrapped using Nationwide Id Quantity for registration on this 12 months’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry examination due to insufficient enrollment centres.
The board famous that the 1,000 enrollment centres operated by the Nationwide Id Administration Fee (NIMC) nationwide weren’t sufficient to efficiently register candidates forward of the conduct of the examinations.
Registration for this 12 months’s examination will start on Monday 13 January and finish on the 17 of February whereas the examination will begin on 14 of March and finish on the Four of April 2020.
The board directed candidates to ship their names to 55019 to create their profile for registration.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede mentioned this throughout a briefing with reporters on Saturday on the headquarters of the board in Bwari, Abuja. He was accompanied by the Director- Normal of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, on the briefing.
The Federal Government Council (FEC) had directed JAMB to undertake using NIN in its registration course of for the conduct of its examinations with out stating the time to start implementation.
Oloyede mentioned: “We had agreed that NIN can be a pre-requisite for registration for 2020 UTME which can start on Monday. However there was public outcry on the frustrations and difficulties that candidates are subjected to earlier than getting the NIN.
“We had been pressured to assessment our methods and we arrived at a degree that it was apparent that we couldn’t go forward with NIN as pre-requisite for registration due to the challenges that may have an effect on the participation of huge variety of candidates.
“To this finish, now we have determined to droop using NIN for 2020 UTME train. Now we have unanimously agreed to shift using NIN to 2021 when candidates will need to have been given sufficient time and alternative to get the NIN. Nonetheless, about 11, 000 of our employees, everlasting and adhoc, that will take part within the train would nonetheless be required to submit their NIN for verification.”
Oloyede defined that the adoption of the quantity for registration was geared toward curbing a number of registration and different infractions in the course of the conduct of its examinations, including that the board was able to fish out examination fraudsters in the course of the conduct of this 12 months’s exams.
In his remarks, NIMC DG mentioned the fee wanted 4,000 enrollment centres nationwide to hold out registration companies anytime.
Aziz mentioned the fee would enhance on its services and manpower forward of 2021 UTME train.
He admonished candidates that will take part within the 2021 UTME train to begin the method of getting their NIN as early as potential to keep away from the frenzy that will include the deadline.