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JAMB Collaborates With NIMC To Work Against All Forms of UTME Registration Infractions

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that the examination board is working with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure that candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination register for the National Identity Number.

Prof. Ishaq-Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, who revealed the development in Abuja, stated that the NIN would work against all forms of “registration infractions, which is the foundation of examination malpractices.”

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar. Photo: Guardian Nigeria
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

He made this known while receiving the Director of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dasuki Arabi, in his office, saying the introduction of the NIN to UTME was in line with the directive of the Federal Government that the NIMC should be the primary data collection centre.

“We want the bureau to coordinate the synergy between JAMB and the NIMC to form a formidable force in the fight against all forms of registration infractions. Registration infraction is the foundation of examination malpractices and other wholesome acts perpetrated by candidates.

“In view of the compliance with the FG’s directive that the NIMC should be the primary data collection centre, the board will be using the NIM number of prospective candidates for registration in the next exercise. The board is, at the moment, discussing with the NIMC to work out the grey areas for seamless implementation in the next exercise,” Oloyede stated.

The BPSR Director General urged JAMB to take advantage of the Self-Assessment Tool developed by the bureau to strenghten its capacity and render quality service to the public.

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