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Is JAMB Still Using National ID Card for UTME/DE Registration?

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JAMB is not longer using NIN (National ID Card) for the 2020/2021 UTME/DE registration.

It’s no more news that JAMB has proposed to use the National ID card as a prerequisite for the registration of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and beyond. The exams body has included this for the 2020 application requirements.

JAMB has said the compulsory use of prospective candidates’ data from the NIMC’s database would remove the need for JAMB to capture the biometrics of candidates, thereby helping to curb multiple registrations and other forms of malpractices.

However, there was also news that the National Assembly has stopped the matriculation body from using it.

The House of Representative on Wednesday asked the exam board to suspend its plan to use the ID card until 2021 to allow more prospective candidates to register and also to create more awareness.
As a result of the latest development, prospective UTME and DE candidates are confused as to whether to proceed to the NIMC registration centre or suspend it for this year – as the house has called deferment till next year.

I’d had also waited for JAMB compliance for a while before writing this update.

However, the body has not stopped the proposal that candidates will need their NIN to register for UTME and DE.

A confused candidate had taken to the body Twitter page to ask if they’re had stopped the need for NIN (national ID card).

Is jamb still using NIMS for registration next year?

The direct answer according to JAMB is


Answering a similar question, JAMB has insisted that All Candidates wishing to take the 2020 UTME must have the National Identification Number (NIN).

Having said that, candidates will find answers to several heart-burning questions on JAMB/UTME and the use of National ID Card/NIN in, “JAMB and National ID Card (NIN): 15+ Answers to Your Questions”.

And if there is any update, especially if the body eventually complies with the National Assembly's directive, you’ll be the first person to know. Just subscribe to this blog if you’re yet to.

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