NIN Required To Register For UTME – Here’s Why

NIN Required To Register For UTME – Here’s Why

This new innovation was put in place by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board , on Friday 26th of March, 2021.

The Examination board said , the main reason was for security reasons , also to help checkmate examination malpractice . Adding that the directive was from the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.

NIN Required To Register For UTME – Here’s Why

“It is for security reasons. For us at our small level, it helps us to avoid impersonation, but there is a bigger picture. There is insecurity in the country and we know that many of these problems are there because we have identification problems. We can’t identify every citizen, where he is and what he is doing.

According to Oloyede, candidates must make use of accessible SIM cards which have never been used for UTME registration.

He said discussions were ongoing with the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, to grant a conditioned waiver to an estimated 20 per cent of candidates without SIM cards.

SOURCE : KACHI TV & PUNCH NG

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