NIN Requirement Caused Our Revenue To Fall – JAMB

NIN Requirement Caused Our Revenue To Fall - JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has blamed the introduction of the National Identification Number requirement, for poor form sales for the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and the Direct Entry Examinations.

It’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told Punch on Sunday, that NIN requirement made it difficult for candidates to register, causing reduced turnout and less form sales.

JAMB generated N5,887,628,900 from the sale of forms for the 2021 UTME/DE.

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The figure is lower than the N6,563,086,710 the board generated from forms in 2020.

The sum generated from the sale of forms was obtained under the financial inflow column of the board’s weekly bulletins for April and May 2021.

When asked what was responsible for the drop in the revenue generated from the forms, Benjamin said, “Last year, we had over two million candidates who registered for the examinations, both the UTME and DE. But this year, we are talking about between 1.3 million and 1.4 million. We know factors such as the introduction of the NIN to the registration process were responsible.

“From the information on ground, the NIN did not make lots of candidates register and you know before now we have been having cases of multiple registrations and that was why we brought in the NIN.”

The 2021 registration which started on April 10, 2021 ended on May 29,2021, though the board had disclosed its intention to give an extension to a few candidates with “special cases.”

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