JAMB Makes U-turn On NIN, Issues Important Announcement

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) made a new clarifcation for intending students concerning the National Identity Number (NIN). According to the board’s weekly bulletin obtained from the board’s website on Monday, candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now send their NIN from any SIM of their choice provided the SIM has not been used by another candidate to register for UTME/DE in the past.

This was contrary to JAMB’s earlier statement that only the SIM that was linked to a candidate’s NIN could be used to send their NIN to 55019. “The right process is to send the word `NIN’, allow one space in between, and then insert the eleven digits NIN number and send to 55019. “Any other process is wrong and would not generate the profile code for the candidate,’’ the statement from the weekly bulletin further reads. JAMB also announced that more than 300,000 candidates have been registered for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


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