Enrol In NIN Now, NIMC Advises UTME Candidates

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All 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates not yet enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN) should visit any office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) nationwide and enrol, the Commission has advised.

Mr Chuks Onyepunuka, the Information Technology/Identity Database Officer, NIMC gave the advice in an interview with the the media in Abuja just as he explained that the NIN is mandatory for the UTME examination, hence obtaining the NIN qualifies candidates for its registration.

Said Onyepunuka: “We have indeed made tremendous progress and of course we can do better. We have successfully built the National Identity Database (NIDB) with capacity to hold over two hundred million records. Also in place is a sophisticated ABIS”.

In June, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) stated that starting from 2020, UTME/Direct Entry candidates will register for its examinations with their NIN to solve the challenges of multiple registration.

The National Identity Management Commission, established as the primary legal, regulatory and institutional mechanism for implementing Government’s reform initiative in the identity sector as contained in the National Policy and NIMC Act, Sections 1, 2, 5 and 6, is charged with several responsibilities and powers as enshrined in its enabling Act No. 23 of 2007.

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