Can I Register for My National ID Card at a CBT Centre? -

Can I Register for My National ID Card at a CBT Centre?

National ID card
JAMB has insisted that all prospective admission seekers (both UTME and DE candidates), starting from 2020/2021 admission year, should register for the National ID card. These candidates will be given the National Identification Number (NIN).

National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number that identifies you for life and is issued to you by National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) after your enrolment. It is used to match you with your biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication.

As a matter of fact, you don’t need the ID card for JAMB registration, rather only the NIN (the 11-digit number) will be required of you.

However, a few candidates that are finding it difficult to register are asking if they can just do the NIN registration the CBT centers. In other words, they want to use the CBT centres for both the JAMB registration and NIN registration.

Will CBT Centre Register the National ID Card?

Some candidates had made attempts to register the national ID cards in their towns but to no avail. Some centers complain of printer faults and similar issues.

As a result, candidates are asking if it’s possible to do the registration for the National ID card at individual CBT centers too.

The good news…

JAMB has instructed all CBT centers to make provision of a stand for NIMC officials within its premises to capture intending applicants before they register for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

That is officially backed up with JAMB Advisory Instructions for 2020 CBT registration.

The bad news...

To date, we're yet to receive news of any CBT center making such provisions. In the meantime, candidates will do better to get their NIN before heading to CBT centers. Though, there is the expectation that sooner, more CBT centers will make the provisions.

JAMB UTME/DE Candidates Can Register National ID Card at CBT Centre

Having said that, candidates should make every effort to register their National ID cards in their individual communities and assign the National Identity Management Commission offices/centres, and if things remain blank or difficult, you can then consider visiting the nearest CBT centre where NIMC stand is available.

However, No JAMB accredited CBT Centre or any of its officials can serve as AGENT for NIMC (at least not yet) in enrollment for NIN.

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