95% of UTME candidates met NIN requirement, says JAMB

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The Lagos Zonal office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that 95 per cent of candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) met the National Identification Number (NIN) compulsory requirement.

JAMB had earlier notified all applicants that those who fail to obtain their NIN will be unable to complete their registration and as such will not sit for the examination.

The Board’s Acting Director, Shittu Billiaminu on Friday in Lagos stated that JAMB had consistently worked with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure all candidates who wished to write the examination got their NIN.

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Billiaminu urged parents to allow their wards to handle JAMB registration themselves to ensure a proper process and better understanding between their wards and the Board.

“One of the challenges we have is that parents don’t allow us to rest. They knock on the JAMB gate every time and when we grant them access they cannot answer the questions we ask. When JAMB requires the profile code of their wards, some of them don’t know it. We have made it a policy to deal with candidates directly”, the Acting Director said.

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