The Senate has asked the Federal Ministry of Education, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, to as matter of urgency, review implementation of the National Identity Number NIN, policy was mandatory for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
According to the Senate, this is with a view to extending the UTME registration deadline and requirements until there is a seamless and well-organised process for obtaining NIN.
Consequently, the Senate has urged the Federal Government to review the implementation of its policy making National Identity Number, NIN, a prerequisite for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME..
Candidates and their parents were full of gratitude to the Senate for its intervention, recalling the harrowing experience they had gone through in efforts to register for the examination.
Meanwhile, candidates have lamented that the NIN requirement had added to their registration predicament as many said they were forced to go through difficulties in the form of extortion, long queues under inclement weather, and other unwholesome practices to enable them register.