Ahead of its 2020 exams, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has tasked prospective UTME candidates to acquire the National Identification Number (NIN).
The examination body which gave the charge on Tuesday through its spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said that the aim was to ensure, that the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to curtail exam malpractices.
Dr Benjamin also asserted that the call was necessary now that registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was underway.
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He said; “JAMB will, during the 2020 registration exercise, use the National Identity Number (NIN) generated after successful registration with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
“This includes the capturing of biometric and other necessary details for the registration of all prospective candidates.
“Candidates are enjoined to register as the board will no longer be responsible for the capturing of candidates’ biometrics ahead of the examination, as all information required will be uploaded from the data captured by the NIMC.
“Henceforth, the NIN will be compulsory for the UTME registration,” Dr Benjamin added.