The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board said the introduction of the use of National Identity Number for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is to checkmate examination malpractices.
Oloyede who said the directive for the use of NIN as a prerequisite for registration was from the Minister of Education, noted that the motive was also for security reasons.
The Registrar of the Board disclosed this in Abuja during a virtual meeting with owners of Computer Based Test Centres, service providers and other stakeholders to kickstart the 2021 UTME registration.
Mr. Oloyede who noted that candidates must make use of accessible sim cards which has never been used for UTME registration, said talks were ongoing with the minister of Communication and Digital Economy to grant a conditioned waiver to an estimated 20 percent of candidates without a sim card.
He also warned that no CBT centre is allowed to register candidates for NIN, noting that any centre found to engage in such act would be sanctioned.