Senate seeks review of JAMB policy on National Identity

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

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Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to review its policy which made it compulsory for prospective candidates wishing to write examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) to obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).

Senate resolution followed the adoption of a motion moved on the issue by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, representing Anambra South Senatorial District.

It specifically urged the Federal Ministry of Education, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, and the National Identity Management Commission to review the implementation of the policy.

Senate also noted that the review of the policy was with a view to extending the JAMB registration deadline and requirements until there is a seamless and well organised process for obtaining the NIN.

It further urged the Federal Ministry of Education and National Identity Management Commission to introduce, and streamline a simple and decentralised NIN registration process.

According to the Senate, students should be able to obtain their NIN in their various accredited school premises.

It would be recalled that JAMB had earlier extended registration for the annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME till Saturday May 29, 2021.


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