The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has issued a directive to all 2024/2025 candidates encountering concerns with their National Identification Number (NIN).
Since 2021, the educational board requires the use of NIN for registration.
JAMB stated that the development is necessary to avoid repeated registrations and to authenticate the candidate’s identity.
Candidates can only acquire their profile code for exam registration by entering their NIN.
Registration for the 2024/2025 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) began on January 15 and will end on February 26.
However, in recent days, some applicants have complained that the information provided by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), which is in charge of NIN, differs from what was provided at the registration station.
Following an increase in applicant concerns, JAMB announced that it had already planned a meeting with the NIMC’s leadership.
On Wednesday, the board posted on their X page that candidates having NIN problems may contact [email protected].
Applicants are expected to mail their various complaints to the exam authority.
“To all prospective UTME/DE candidates, how to resolve NIN issues: send your National Identification Number (NIN) as a mail to [email protected],” the statement read.
— JAMB (@JAMBHQ) January 24, 2024
This year’s UTME is expected to commence on March 19 and end on April 29.
Candidates who are set to commence their registration processes for this year’s UTME are also implored to take note of some important factors.
It is also important to note that all candidates must avoid making unnecessary mistakes during their registration process.