The usage of National Identification Number for the 2021/2022 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board examination’s registration has helped to checkmate over 500,000 fake candidates who registered for the exam.

At a press conference held in Enugu, the Chief Executive of Jamb who doubles as the Registrar, Prof. Isha’q Oloyede disclosed that his visit to the South-East Region has availed him the opportunity to assess the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as well as his visit to the new university in Ebonyi.

He expressed the importance of NIN to the institution, noting that the directive of the Federal government over the usage has helped in curbing examination malpractice in the country. 

He said, “Before the introduction of NIN for registration, there were about 2.2 million candidates for the examination, but after the introduction of NIN, over 500,000 candidates were discovered to be fake.”

Prof Ishaq said about 1,415,501 registered for the UTME 2021 exams, out of which, 1,122,095 have successfully written their exams with only 66,111 left.

He noted that 30 centres have been deregistered out of  650 as they failed to meet up with JAMB standard. 

“Fifty three centres are currently under watch, while 600 of them performed excellently.”
The examination body disclosed that arrangements have been put in place for students who couldn’t write their exam due to one form of anomaly or the other. 

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