2021 UTME: Why We Made NIN Predominant ― JAMB Explains

In step with a document by Vanguard, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, , has defined why it introduced using Nationwide Identification Number, , for registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation , UTME.

In step with , it did that to checkmate malpractices.

’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who talked about this, disclosed that using as a prerequisite for registration used to be from the Minister of .

In step with him, the basis used to be additionally for safety causes.

He talked about: “We don’t even require the title of the candidate, we correct desire the we are able to then enact the needful to pull the tips of the candidate and the path of will scuttle on from there.

“It’s for safety causes; for us, at our little stage it helps us to serve some distance off from impersonation but there is an even bigger image of insecurity within the country and we know that a spread of these problems now we hold are precipitated by identification convey, we’re going to now not title each citizen, the build he is and what he is doing.

“Executive is making an strive to hold particular that now we hold some technique for bettering the safety machine and naturally if folks which might per chance per chance be coming into the tertiary establishment are exposed to this total civil accountability, this would per chance even be precise to originate a culture of accountability because accountability begins from being identified.”

The JAMB Registrar spoke in Abuja on Friday all the plan via a digital meeting with owners of Pc Essentially based Take a look at Centres, provider companies and other stakeholders to kickstart the 2021 UTME registration.

Oloyede who infamous that candidates must hold use of accessible sim playing cards which has never been passe for UTME registration talked about talks were ongoing with the minister of Communication and Digital Economic system to grant a conditioned waiver to an estimated 20 p.c of candidates with out a sim card.

“Now we hold instructed the Nationwide Communication Charge (NCC), approached the minister of Communication and Digital Economic system and we are hopeful that we are able to be granted waiver with keep in mind that, conditionalities which we must hold particular the candidates meet.

“No longer the total candidates are with out sim, 80 p.c of the candidates already hold their quantity, we are talking of the 20 p.c and if we are fortunate adequate to construct up the waiver of the minister via the NCC, we are able to scuttle ahead to hold particular that there is beefy compliance to the conditionalitys because it’s some distance in our interest as a nation that these things which might per chance per chance be establish in predicament must be allowed to supply protection to all of us.”

Oloyede additionally warned that no CBT is allowed to register candidates for NIN, noting that any centre found to raise in such act might per chance per chance be sanctioned.

“No JAMB well-liked CBT centre is allowed as agent of within the enrollment of NIN,” he talked about.

Whereas cautioning owners of CBT centres against malpractice, the JAMB Registrar talked about all centres owned by the the same owners of a centre caught within the just act might per chance per chance be suspended.

He talked about over 100 centres were delisted between 2020 and 2021 for various infractions at the side of registration and examination malpractice.


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