NIN Now A Criteria For UTME Candidates In 2021

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JAMB says that NIN is now one of the criteria for which any candidate would be allowed to sit for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Candidates who wish sit for 2021 UTME will have their applications linked to their National Identification Number, NIN,. This attempt failed this year because of some technical issues which led to its abandonment.

The Head of Corporate Affairs in the Commission, Mr. Kayode Adegoke, said the NIN will be used as one of the criteria to register UTME candidates from next year because the earlier agreement signed between the two agencies still stand. Recall hat Both agencies entered into an agreement early this year to make UTME candidates have their applications linked to their NIN, however, given the directive by government that GSM operators should have the lines of their customers linked to their NIN, the pressure on NIMC is becoming overwhelming. The exercise will be part of the criteria for registering for UTME in 2021.00

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