JAMB: NIN Registration For 2020 UTME Will Curb Exam Malpractices

In a bid to check examination malpractices, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB is partnering with the National Identity Management Commission to ensure that candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination register for the National Identity Number, NIN.


JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede disclosed this in Abuja while receiving the Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, BPSR Mr. Dasuki Arabi in his office.

Oloyede said the NIN would work against all forms of “registration infractions, which is the foundation of examination malpractices.”

JAMB maintained that the introduction of NIN to JAMB was in line with the directive of the Federal Government that the NIMC should be the primary data collection centre.

Oloyede said, “We want the bureau to coordinate the synergy between JAMB and the NIMC to form a formidable force in the fight against all forms of registration infractions. Registration infraction is the foundation of examination malpractices and other unwholesome acts perpetrated by candidates.

“In view of the compliance with the Federal Government’s directive that the NIMC should be the primary data collection centre, the board will be using the NIM number of prospective candidates for registration in the next exercise. The board is, at the moment, discussing with the NIMC to work out the grey areas for seamless implementation in the next exercise.”


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