The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) officially start the registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on April 8 and closes on 15th May, 2021.
National Identity Card is a mandatory requirement for this year’s registration for candidates who wants to register.
Earlier this year, the Nigeria government make it compulsory for all Nigerian users of mobile phones to register, and get their National Identity Card (NIN) to update their SIM(s) or risked getting the line blocked.
JAMB had made it known earlier to prospective candidates who wishes to start the registration exercise, must get their NIN.
Furthermore, JAMB also released the list of accredited centres where candidates will be able to obtain registration forms.
The JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede said in a virtual meeting with owners of Computer Based Test Centres that the use of NIN for registration came from Nigeria Minister of Eduucation
The JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede said in a virtual meeting with owners of Computer Based Test Centres that the use of NIN for registration came from Nigeria Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu.
This is done in order to checkmate security issues in Nigeria.
“It is for security reasons; at our small level it will help to avoid impersonation but there are still bigger picture of insecurity in the country. We know that many of these problems that we have is because we have identification problem and can not identify every citizen…,” Adamu Adamu said.
He also added that candidates must make use of accessible SIM cards for UTME registration.
Mallam Adamu Adamu said further that JAMB is in talks with the minister of Communication and Digital Economy to grant conditional waiver to almost 20 percent of candidates without SIM card.