NIN is Compulsory for JAMB UTME Registration – FG Reaffirms

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The Federal Government has emphasized that the use of a National Identification Number (NIN) is a compulsory requirement for UTME registration. This was made known by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, in Abuja during the 2020 Ministerial press briefing.

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Minister of Education: Mal. Adamu Adamu

He directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to work out modalities with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for implementation.


According to Adamu, “the use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for JAMB registration by candidates is now a government policy.

“JAMB is working closely with the National Identity Management Commission, to ensure the sustainability of this policy and eliminate multiple registrations,” he said.

He added that candidates would have to use their National Identity Cards all the way to universities and other tertiary institutions and even beyond.

Adamu also revealed that the government has built, equipped and standardized over 650 JAMB examination centres while planning to build additional 800 centres in 2021 and 1,000 in 2022 and 1,200 in 2023.

Candidates who intend to register for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but are yet to get their National Identification Number (NIN) are advised to get it as soon as possible as UTME registration would soon commence. Meanwhile, the 2021 UTME Candidates are equally advised to start preparing for their exams using the JAMB CBT software and JAMB CBT app.

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