The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained its reason for making the compulsory use of NIN number for candidates seeking to register for the examination this year, Njenje Media News reports.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Oloyede at a virtual meeting with owners of Computer Based Test Centres, service providers and other stakeholders in Abuja, said the introduction of the use of the National Identity Number for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is to checkmate examination malpractices.
Oloyede noted that the directive for the use of NIN as a prerequisite for registration was from the Minister of Education, noted that the motive was also for security reasons.
Mr. Oloyede who noted that candidates must make use of accessible sim cards which has never been used for UTME registration, said talks were ongoing with the minister of Communication and Digital Economy to grant a conditioned waiver to an estimated 20 percent of candidates without a sim card.
He also warned that no CBT centre is allowed to register candidates for NIN, noting that any centre found to engage in such act would be sanctioned.