The joint admission and matriculation board jamb has decided to commence jamb registration without NIN 


The seam Admissions and Matriculation panel has explained that specialist reasons and stakeholders’ concerns compelled the suspension of the employment of the inhabitant Identification numeral as a obligation for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and nonstop admission registrations.

The UTME and DE registrations were scheduled to start on on Monday, January 13 and aim on February 17, 2019.

Announcing this at a reporters meeting in Abuja on Saturday, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, renowned that procedural issues with regards to the system of registration at the nationalized Identification Management contract was one of the main reasons for the suspension.




He cited difficulties body faced by candidates in the NIN registration, count that the NIN necessity as a qualification for the UTME and DE registrations had been ready to the left for this year’s registrations.

Oloyede alleged the NIN would, however,  be a essential obligation in the 2021 UTME and instruct submission registrations.

He thought procedure are underway for the provision of a extra cutting edge system that would be extra professional for the exercise.


The registrar stated, “We came to a decisiveness the past (Friday) and definite that we will hang up the application of NIN as a prerequisite for the 2020 UTME and open record registrations until 2021.

“By then, every one candidates would assert been particular one day advertisement to register. This does not touch our stable and poster hoc run who will participate in the keep fit as they will command the NIN for verification.”

Oloyede disclosed that the floorboard and the NIMC would stay to piece aptitude information as satisfactory as other devices for the shiny conduct of the training in the future.


He avowed that the NIN as a requisite for the essay was to tackle personality fraud during the examinations.

He added, “We encompass deceased in circles and seen the passion and obligation of the candidates; the certainty on the mop the floor with is that I'm sorry? we require is not reasonable at the moment, accordingly we shall not inflict additional drag on candidates.”

Also speaking, the Director-General of NIMC, Mr Aliyu Azeez, alleged that the travel was required as the committee was overwhelmed with the implementation contained by the little time given.

He believed that NIMC had lone 1,000 centres around the country for the effect and would essential up to 4,000 centres.

He, however, acknowledged that the alliance with JAMB would last bit advising parents and candidates for the 2021 piece of work to assistance the occasion to obtain the figure contained by the fixed time to get out of last-minute rushes.

Azeez additionally assumed that by 2021, NIMC registration would be to be had at JAMB Computer-Based Tests centres generally with operators on the floor to capture candidates.

Our correspondent had reported the difficulties faced by candidates in NIN registration together with alleged extortion of candidates by  NIMC officials.

The JAMB spokesman, Dr Benjamin Fabian, had alleged that examination malpractices syndicates were behind the hitches at the NIN registration centres.