Nigeria’s House of Representatives has directed the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to temporarily allow its candidates to sit for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) without National Identification Number (NIN).
The directive followed a motion Wednesday by Zainab Gimba who noted that JAMB should review the timeline pending the establishment of more enrolment centres by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) across the country.
The lawmaker said an official of the NIMC had recently disclosed that less than 20 percent of Nigerians were captured in their database.
She called on the NIMC to identify challenges in capturing Nigerians for NIN, make a case for more funding and create more enrolment centres.
The house referred the matter to its Committee on Tertiary Education and Services for speedy legislative action.