2020 UTME: Candidates Must Acquire NIN Before Registration - JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised candidates who wish to take part in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enable them obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).

According to JAMB, the NIN would be compulsory for UTME registration next year and only candidates with NIN would be allowed to sit for the examination next year.

2020 UTME: Candidates Must Acquire NIN Before Registration - JAMB

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In view of this, all candidates desiring to register for the 2020 UTME, other JAMB processes, are urged to visit the nearest NIMC centre or its licensed agents for the NIN registration ahead of the UTME registration, if they have not done so as the board has made arrangements with NIMC for candidates who do not have the NIN to be registered at the centre by NIMC or its licensed agents.

The board also has disclosed that it would no longer need to capture the biometrics of candidates during UTME registration next year as the information of candidates required by the board would be uploaded from the data captured by the NIMC for registration.

Commenting on this, the JAMB's Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, explained that the NIN would guard against all forms of registration infractions.

He mentioned that candidates would be required to present their NIN at the point of registration.

He also advised candidates who had registered and acquired the NIN before attaining the age of 16 to update their NIN registration status before proceeding for the UTME registration.

“If a candidate has NIN but has misplaced the number, he/she can retrieve the NIN by either going to any NIMC office/its licensed agents or dialing *346# (USSD Code) on the SIM number earlier used to register for the NIN and the NIN would be sent to the candidate.

“If he/she does not have the SIM number used for the NIN registration, such a candidate should visit the nearest NIMC centre or any of its licensed agents.

“Candidate’s name, as arranged on the NIMC data base, would be same on JAMB data after registration.

“If any candidate has complaints of name arrangement such a candidate should first rectify such issue with NIMC before proceeding for registration,” he added.

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Comments (15)

peacmans
2 months ago
The NIMC management should be seroius and start the registration now because in most the centers had packed up a long time ago claiming that the machines bad. Some then were even saying that no electricity to power their machines. More centers should even be created to facilitate the exercise for the millions of prostive jambites. They should help, we beg them.
  • Joshua Nyazon: Exatcly! everything still boils down to the government waking up to their responsibilities. Most registration centres are poorly funded and handle the registration process with a high level of laxity. Jamb needs to compel the government to wake up to their responsibilities and not just heep unnecessary preasure on candidates.
    Like 1    Dislike 0   2 months ago
  • Hebright: new year new rule this our jamb board self.
    Like 1    Dislike 0   2 months ago
  • Haqqul Mubeen Hafizun: hmmm!
    May Allah helps us out of this frequent changes in nigerian's government. we are tired of all these...
    Like 1    Dislike 0   2 months ago
  • Qhoozkeed: this obviously not making real sense at all, why such compulsory of having NIN in order to register for Jamb, its somehow.
    whatabout those people having issues with there NIMC registration. (I basically mean those that are having one error or the other during there registration e.g Name, D.OB and others) and everyone knows how this NIMC system is been run.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 months ago
  • preciousgoldengirl: 2021 comes with a new rule
    Like 1    Dislike 0   1 month ago
  • Olamilekan: I don't actually get this, cause it is somehow confusing
    Like 1    Dislike 0   1 month ago
  • Stability_Gold: Nice rules
    Like 1    Dislike 0   1 month ago
hmmm! May Allah helps us out
of this frequent
changes in nigerian's
government. we are
tired of all these... :'(
Ben
1 month ago
Hmmmm
why is it like this na
  • Eddy baba: can l add middle nameto my NIN but my waec has no middle name
    Like 0    Dislike 0   3 weeks ago
  • ademide: We are asked to get the Nimc stuff and they didn't create enough facilities and services for us can you imagine in a Nimc centre where we have 150 people and it only one machinery system working so how do we go about that and they are there saying without it the jambites won't be allowed to enter the centre.. The so called govts will not do things with brain at times
    Like 0    Dislike 0   5 days ago

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