Despite complaints from parents and candidates during the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination over the introduction of the National Identification Number in the examination registration process, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has insisted that all prospective candidates for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations will be required to acquire their National Identification Numbers ahead of the 2022 exercise.
The board stated this on Monday in its weekly bulletin released by the Office of the Registrar in Abuja.
The PUNCH had reported that the registration for the 2021 examinations which was rescheduled over time due to the inability of candidates to register as a result of challenges generated through the introduction of the NIN had led to public outcry.
It was also reported that the Senate had also called on the registrar of the board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, and the National Identity Management Commission to review the policy of the NIN in the registration process.
JAMB said that it would soon start the sale of application documents and registration for the 2022 UTME and Direct Entry.
“The board, is at the moment, engaging its core functionaries in a series of intensive training to ensure that once the date is announced, the stage would have been set for yet another hitch-free exercise.
“The release of this information is in line with the board’s firm determination to ensure that candidates who are desirous of enrolling are ready and prepared
“Similarly, it is expected to serve as a wake-up call to all who may want to register, to first obtain their NIN, a major prerequisite for the UTME registration.
For those who may want to obtain any of the two application documents, they are advised to get their NIN and also familiarise themselves with the board’s Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System.
“It will give them an idea of the course requirements and the syllabus they are expected to cover for the examination,” the board said.
According to JAMB, IBASS is on the board’s website and can also be downloaded on Google Playstore and other similar platforms.