The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the suspension the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, made this known while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday,
According to Oloyede, this was done to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers.
The JAMB Registrar said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres.
He asked candidates to disregard the use of NIN for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other procedures for the registration. He, however, said that JAMB will consider the use of NIMC for 2021 exams.
JAMB had in 2019 said from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their national ID number to solve the challenges of multiple registrations.