The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has said the use of National Identity Number, NIN is to prevent multiple registration as was discovered in the 2019 round of examinations conducted by the body.
JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede speaking during a meeting with state commissioners of education in Abuja also revealed that the 2020 round of entry examination will start from March 14 through to April 4.
“Our experience last year showed that some candidates registered multiple times so as to perpetrate impersonation. This is because exam malpractices start at the point of registration.
“JAMB needs full collaborations of states education commissioners to help sensitise candidates in their various states on the need and importance of the NIN for 2020 registration.
“We have called you to inform you about our preparedness towards the conduct of the 2020 UTME and to pay attention to public examinations in your states and be conscious of proliferation of exam centres to perpetrate exam malpractices.”
The JAMB registrar said that the registration for the UTME and the Direct entry would go on simultaneously and start on January 13 and end on February 17.