The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have revealed that it will use the National Identity Management Number as part of the process for its exams.
The examination board noted that no amount of campaign would stop it from using the NIM number for its exam.
The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, made this stand during a meeting with CBT centers, technical advisors, and service providers at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state.
Oloyede accused people benefiting from registration and exam fraud of campaigning against JAMB’s decision to use NIM during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
He said, “With the current campaign against NIMC, I could see deliberate efforts at running the commission down so that we can consider not collaborating with them. Those benefiting from registration scandals are mounting a campaign against NIMC,” he said.
“We are collaborating with NIMC. They are upright and just last week, five staff were sacked because they collected bribe. So as you interact with NIMC, don’t have it in mind that you are interacting with corrupt people, no, they are not.”
“Unless I’m wrong, more than 40 per cent of our candidates have obtained their NIN while the remaining ones are running helter-skelter to have theirs.”