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UTME candidates to use NIN for registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number (NIN).

The board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, said on Tuesday that this was to ensure the biometric and other details of a candidate were captured, to check examination malpractice.

Benjamin said in a statement in Lagos that the call was necessary now that registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had begun.

“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.

NIN will be compulsory for UTME registration, Benjamin said.

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