2020 UTME: No National Identity Number, no JAMB- NIMC

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Wednesday advised all 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, candidates to visit any of their offices for the National Identification Number (NIN).

Mr Chuks Onyepunuka, the Information Technology/Identity Database Officer, NIMC gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency.

According to him, this is mandatory for the UTME examination and also qualifies candidates for its registration.

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In June, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) stated that starting from year 2020, UTME/Direct Entry candidates will register for its examinations with their NIN to solve the challenges of multiple registration.

NIMC and partners are to harmonise data of candidates for the UTME to reduce cost of registration and check underage registration.

NAN also gathered that the agreed age for UTME registration is 15 years as a result, nobody who is below 15 years is qualified for its registration.

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The information officer said that the commission had over 1,000 enrolment centres across the country.

“The commission has already got the approval of Federal Executive Council to ensure that private and government agencies that are already capturing data should capture to the standard set by NIMC so that we can duplicate those data.

“So, with the private and other government agencies into the picture, we ensure that we have more than 10,000 centres so that every ward in Nigeria will have an enrolment centre,” he added.

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