The registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said the reason JAMB introduced a National identity card for registration is to stop Examination Malpractice.
Oyedele revealed this in the virtual meeting with the owner of the Computer-based Test center (CBT center), who said the use of NIN doing registration comes from the office of Minister for Education, Adamu, and the reason is to also checkmate security issues in Nigeria.
JAMB announced April 8 as the date for the registration exercise of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. In the statement on Wednesday, they added that registration will end on May 15, 2021.
What of Those That Did Not Have NIN or SIM Card?
Oloyede talked at the meeting that candidates must make use of accessible SIM cards that never been used before for UTME registration.
He added that JAMB spoke with the minister of Communication and Digital Economy to grant a conditional waiver to almost 20 percent of candidates with no sim card.
“Not all that candidates are without SIM, 80 percent of the candidates already get their number, we are talking about the 20 percent and if we are fortunate enough to secure the waiver of the minister through the NC,
We will go ahead to make sure candidates comply fully with the conditions because it’s in our best interest as a nation say those things that they putting in place is allowed to protect all of us.”
How Much is JAMB Registration Fees?
The Examination body announced and tweeted that registration fees for the 2021 application documents are N 3,500 and N5000 for the recommended reading book.