The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has recently announced that it will give preferential treatments to candidates who are applying for the 2020/2021 UTME and Direct entry forms. The Director-General of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu made this announcement at the NIMC headquarters in Abuja.
This is an effort between the NIMC and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to fast-track candidates NIN registration ahead of the 2020/2021 UTME exams which is scheduled to start selling on January 13, 2020.
In a speech made by the Director-General, he stated that the commission has put several measures to make the National Identity Number registration quick and easy for UTME and DE candidates.
He also encouraged parents and guardians to guide their wards while registering for NIN to avoid issues like improper name arrangement, wrong date of birth e.t.c. He added that candidates below the age of 16 years must provide the NIN of his/her parents or guardian and they must confirm that the information filled by the enrollment officers are correct by looking into the separate monitors for individuals.
Engr. Aliyu, the NIMC director urged school and local education authorities to educate parents and students on the importance of registering for the National Identification Number before the exams.
In conclusion, the two bodies agreed to link JAMB CBT centres with NIMC enrolment centres nationwide. Candidates who come to register for UTME/DE without NIN numbers will be conveyed by the NIMC to and fro the nearest NIMC enrolment centre. Such candidates will also be attended to instantly on getting to the enrolment centre.