The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that the use of National Identification Number (NIN) for the registration of candidates for 2020 UTME/DE is no longer Compulsory. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this during a briefing at the headquarters of the board in Bwari, Abuja.
The information we received shows that the decision to stop the use of NIN for 2020 UTME registration is due to the poor timing by JAMB and the difficulties faced by prospective JAMB candidates in obtaining the National Identification Number (NIN).
This means that all candidates who want to register for the 2020 UTME and Direct Entry will no longer need to get the National Identification Number before they can register for the examination. Candidates are only to send their full names to 55019 to get their PROFILE CODES.
Remember that the JAMB registration will commence on January 13th. So you can proceed to and JAMB accredited centre to register without NIN.
Do not forget that the JAMB examination will begin on March 14th, 2020. Candidates are advised to start preparation early with the JAMB CBT Mobile App and Computer Software With Over 60,000 Up-to-date Questions and Answers.
The compulsory use of NIN will now be considered as from 2021 to enable the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to have registration centres around computer-based test (CBT) centres across the country for candidates who do not have the NIN to avoid difficulties in registering and writing the examination.