The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it might use the country wide identity number issued by using the countrywide identity control fee for the behavior of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation examination.

JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, said this while the Director of the Bureau of Public service Reforms, Mr Dasuki Arabi, visited him at the headquarters of the board in Abuja.


He stated the advent of the NIN to UTME became consistent with the directive of the Federal government that NIMC need to be the number one records series centre.

He noted that the NIN could defend against all types of registration infractions.

The registrar, in a announcement through the employer’s Head of statistics, Dr. Fabian Benjamin on Sunday in Abuja, said the board has concluded preparations with the NIMC to use NIN wide variety as a pilot for 2020 UTME.

Oloyede stated the board might use both the NIN number and its laptop based test Centres for the 2020 UTME registration.

Oloyede said: “In view of the compliance with the Federal authorities’s directive that the NIMC have to be the number one records series centre, the board will be using the NIM wide variety of prospective candidates for registration within the subsequent exercising. The board is at the moment discussing with the NIMC to work out the grey areas for seamless implementation in the subsequent exercising.”


The BPSR DG, Arabi, advised JAMB to take advantage of the Self-assessment device advanced with the aid of the bureau to strengthen its ability and render excellent provider to the general public.

He stated: “The SAT facility enables companies to evaluate themselves in phrases of what they have got accomplished or not completed. Via so doing, gaps can be recognized and answers proffered in real time. The President has directed organizations to work collectively if you want to improve the quality of offerings which can be offered.


“we are coming to paintings with JAMB and the NIMC to guide and encourage them to migrate to the country’s records atmosphere simply the way the Nigerian Immigration service has done.”