//JAMB announces National Identification Number as registration requirement

JAMB announces National Identification Number as registration requirement

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number(NIN).

The board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in Lagos, said that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to check examination malpractice.

According to Benjamin, the board has made an adequate arrangement with the National identification Management Commission (NIMC) for prospective candidates to be registered at the examination centres or with its licensed agents.

He said that for such candidates who had registered and had acquired the NIN before attaining the age of 16, they would be required to update their NIN registration status before registering for the UTME.