UTME 2020: JAMB Issues Strong Warning Over Use Of NIN For Registration

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has advised candidates to get NIM Number and not to pay money to any of its staff for any services.

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has affirm that no matter the amount of attacks on the decision of using the National Identity Management Number (NIM) for the conduct of its exams (UTME 2020), that it will not change anything.

This is coming after the report that JAMB has taken decision to use NIM during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Ishaq Oloyede, the board’s registrar, said this on Wednesday, during a meeting with CBT centres, technical advisors, and service providers at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state.

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Following JAMB’s decision to use NIM during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Oloyede said those benefiting from registration and exam fraud, are determined to mount a negative campaign.

“With the current campaign against NIMC, I could see deliberate efforts at running the commission down so that we can consider not collaborating with them. Those benefiting from registration scandals are mounting a campaign against NIMC,” he said.

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“We are collaborating with NIMC. They are upright and just last week, five staff were sacked because they collected bribe. So as you interact with NIMC, don’t have it in mind that you are interacting with corrupt people, no, they are not.


“Unless I’m wrong, more than 40 per cent of our candidates have obtained their NIN while the remaining ones are running helter-skelter to have theirs.”

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