Friday, January 28

JAMB insists on NIN for 2022 UTME prospective candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has insisted that all prospective candidates for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) must get their National Identification Numbers (NIN) ahead of the exercise.

This was disclosed by JAMB in its weekly bulletin by the Office of the Registrar on Monday, December 20, 2021, in Abuja.

According to NAN, the examination body said that it would soon commence the sale of application documents and registration for the 2022 UTME and Direct Entry (DE).

What JAMB is saying in the bulletin

JAMB stated, “The board, is at the moment, engaging its core functionaries in a series of intensive training to ensure that once the date is announced, the stage would have been set for yet another hitch-free exercise.

“The release of this information is in line with the board’s firm determination to ensure that candidates who are desirous of enrolling are ready and prepared.

“Similarly, it is expected to serve as a wake-up call to all who may want to register, to first obtain their NIN, a major prerequisite for the UTME registration.

“For those who may want to obtain any of the two application documents, they are advised to get their NIN and also familiarise themselves with the board’s Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS).

“It will give them an idea of the course requirements and the syllabus they are expected to cover for the examination.’’

JAMB noted that IBASS is on the Board’s website and can also be downloaded on Google Playstore and other similar platforms adding that the next step was for candidates to create their profiles by sending their NIN to 55019 to create a profile for registration.

The examination body also stated that it had put adequate measures in place to checkmate those who might want to cheat and strengthened all administrative procedures for the smooth prosecution of any candidate, centre or staff of JAMB found to have been involved in an infraction.

What you should know

Recall that earlier in June, JAMB had stated that the introduction of the National identity Number to the UTME exams is a victory in the fight against exam malpractice by way of multiple applications.

JAMB added that the partnership with NIMC has made it harder for professional exam writers to register, citing that reports of the NIN introduction dropping JAMB’s revenue by N5.8 billion is untrue as JAMB is not a revenue generation agency.