Review NIN Requirement For UTME, Senate Tells FG

Justices of Supreme Court nominees

The Senate has asked that the Federal Government reviews its policy on National Identification Number being a prerequisite for writing the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board examinations.

The motion was introduced by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah at Tuesday’s plenary.

The red chamber, specifically, urged the Federal Ministry of Education, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, and the National Identity Management Commission to review the implementation of the policy.

The Senate noted that the review of the policy was with a view to extending the JAMB registration deadline and requirements until there is a seamless and well-organised process for obtaining the NIN.

The Senate also urged the Federal Ministry of Education and NIMC to introduce and streamline a simple and decentralised NIN registration process.

The upper chamber said students should be able to obtain their NIN in their various accredited school’s premises.

JAMB had earlier extended registration for the annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination till Saturday, May 29.

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