JAMB makes U-turn on NIN, issues important announcement

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), has issued an necessary announcement regarding Nationwide Id Quantity (NIN).

In accordance with the board’s weekly bulletin obtained from the board’s web site on Monday, candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now ship their NIN from any SIM of their selection supplied the SIM has not been utilized by one other candidate to register for UTME/DE up to now

This was opposite to JAMB’s earlier assertion that solely the SIM that was linked to a candidate’s NIN may very well be used to ship their NIN to 55019.

“The correct course of is to ship the phrase `NIN’, enable one house in between, after which insert the eleven digits NIN quantity and ship it to 55019.

“Every other course of is mistaken and wouldn’t generate the profile code for the candidate,’’ the assertion from the weekly bulletin additional reads.

JAMB additionally introduced that greater than 300,000 candidates have been registered for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB additionally registered greater than eight, 000 Direct Entry (DE) candidates.

“Whole profile code generated thus far is 497,528.

“Whole UTME pin vended is 344, 115, whereas whole pin vended for DE is 10, 848. Whole registered candidates for UTME, 316, 132 and whole registered candidates for DE is eight, 490.

“Whole candidates who’ve indicated curiosity in sitting for the mock UTME are 126, 402,’’ it stated.

Nevertheless, the mock UTME earlier scheduled to carry on April 30, is now to happen on Might 20, whereas the examination will happen from June 5 to June 19.

Registration for UTME/DE started on April eight and can finish on Might 15.

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