The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has made a U-turn on its National Identity Number, (NIN) policy.
According to JAMB, 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 board made the new clarifcation for intending applicants in it’s weekly bulletin obtained by DAILY GIST from the board’s website.
“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.
DAILY GIST reports earlier that JAMB has introduced the use of USSD code for generating a profile code for 2021 UTME registration as an option to the SMS process of generating profile code. The registrar said the use of the USSD code would commence from Friday, April 30.
The board had also rescheduled mock exam to hold on April 30, is now to take place on May 20, while the examination will take place from June 5 to June 19.
Registration for UTME/DE which began on April 8 and will end on May 15.