JAMB boss Clarifies Stance on Using NIN for 2021 UTME

The Registrar Prof. Ishaq Oyoyede of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has clarified the management stance on the use of the National Identification Number as a criteria for 2021 UTME.

He gave the clarification during a virtual meeting with owners of Computer Based Test Centres, service providers and other stakeholders to kick-start the 2021 UTME registration, in Abuja on Friday, March 26.

The registrar warned that no CBT centre was allowed to register candidates for NIN, adding that any centre found to engage in such an act would be sanctioned. He also maintained that candidates must make use of accessible SIM cards which has never been used for UTME registration,

He explained that the directive for the use of NIN as a condition for registration was from the Minister of Education, saying the motive was also for security reasons.

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