The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the suspension of its policy of enforcing the use of National Identity cards by all candidates for this year’s matriculation examination.
The registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, announced this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Saturday,.
Oloyede stated that the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers.
He said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres.
He asked candidates to disregard the use of NIN for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other procedures for the registration. He however said that JAMB will consider the use of NIMC for 2021 exams.
The board last year said from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their national ID numbera to solve the challenges of multiple registration.