The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has advised all 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates that are yet to enrol for their National Identification Number (NIN) to visit any NIMC office nationwide and enrol as soon as possible.
Mr Chuks Onyepunuka who is the Information Technology/Identity Database Officer for NIMC gave this piece of information in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday 9th October 2019 in Abuja, the federal capital territory.
According to Mr Onyepunuka, the NIN is compulsory for the UTME examination, hence, it has been mandated for all candidates to obtain the NIN in which this qualifies candidates for due registration. The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in June stated that starting from the year 2020, all UTME and Direct Entry candidates will register for its examinations with their NIN to solve the challenges arising as a result of multiple registrations.
The ‘NIMC’ National Identity Management Commission and all their partners are to collate the data of all candidates for the UTME to reduce the cost of registration and check underage registration duly. The Nigerian Agency News in its report gathered that the agreed age for UTME registration is 15 years and as such anybody who is below 15 years is not qualified for its registration.
An NIMC information officer also stated that the commission has had over 1,000 enrolment centres all across the country for easy registration and as such, all candidates should go and register properly.