Due to the challenges faced by prospective candidates which authorities believe may lead to a stampede at various centres, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Saturday, suspended the use of National Identification Number (NIN) for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this in Abuja on Saturday, said the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their NINs and address the technical challenges experienced at some centres.
Many Nigerians have been appealing to Oloyede to suspend the use of NIN due to difficulties experienced by prospective candidates and alleged bribe by some officials of NIMC.
Oloyede 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.