The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has suspended the use of the National Identification Number(NIN) as a requirement for registration in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) and Direct Entry(DE).
Announcing the suspension at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Isha-q Oloyede attributed the decision to what he described as technical reasons.
The conference was attended by the management staff of National Identification Management Commission(NIMC), led by its Director General, Aziz Aliyu.
The JAMB registrar cited ongoing difficulties being faced by candidates in registering for NIN, adding that the NIN requirement as a precondition for the UTME and DE registrations had been set aside for this year.
He however said the NIN would be a necessary requirement in the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registrations.