The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that starting from 2020 prospective candidates will have to register for its examinations with their National Identity Management Number (NIM) to solve the challenges of multiple registration.
Head of Media of the examination board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this at a one-day capacity building workshop organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for education correspondents in Keffi on Friday.
The media head, who spoke on the topic “Understanding Reporting in the 21st Century”, stated that the development would be facilitated through partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
He said experience hasa shown that malpractice in the conduct of public examination, especially the UTME, actually begins with the registration exercise.
“Four days ago, we cancelled results of four candidates because of examination malpractices we discovered after the examination.
“The board is on top of the situation as it has the determination and technology in place to forestall attempts at compromising the registration process.
“An intrinsic part of the strategies adopted by the board is ensuring that its registration period is kept very short,” Benjamin stated.
Benjamin said that the registration of candidates would now take thirty days instead of a longer period to contain the chances of fraudsters’ strategies to circumvent the process.
He also appealed to parents to desist from encouraging their children to commit examination malpractices.