2020 UTME: Applicants besiege NIMC Enrolment Centre to beat JAMB deadline


Prospective applicants for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have besieged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), headquarters Enrolment Centre, Abuja, to enable them obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).
NIN is a requirement by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for those intending to sit for UTME.
Other requirements are Birth Certificate, Primary School Leaving Certificate, and guardians or parents’ NIN for those below the age of 16 years.
The applicants, who trooped into the centre in their hundreds, were accompanied by their teachers and were being assisted by personnel of NIMC to meet up with the February 17 deadline set by JAMB for close of registration.
At the NIMC Headquarters on Thursday, enrolment of applicants was done without any delays.
Some of the applicants expressed gratitude to the commission for giving them priority at a time they needed its services the most.
One of the applicants, Mr Adoja Samuel, said the enrolment was fast and effective.
Samuel, therefore, urged the commission to sustain the tempo.
Miss Dan-Amor Favour, however, described the process as `tedious’, because the machine did not immediately capture her fingerprints.
Mr Ezekiel Caleb, on his part, expressed appreciation to NIMC for dedicating its time to the UTME applicants.
“This decision saved many of us from going through a lot of stress being experienced by others to obtain their NIN,’’ Caleb said.
JAMB had on December 23, 2019, announced that the UTME had been scheduled to take place between March 14 and April 4.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, also said registration for its mock examination would hold between January 13 and February 1, while the examination would take place on February 18.


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