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JAMB plans meeting with NIMC over candidates with double NIN

On Wednesday, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB), revealed concerning developments observed during the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). He disclosed that the board had identified cases of individuals possessing two National Identification Numbers (NINs), undermining the identity verification process. Expressing concern, Oloyede announced plans to address this issue with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Additionally, he shared a troubling incident involving a father who was apprehended for impersonating his son during the exam, emphasizing the gravity of such actions.

While monitoring the examination at the Kaduna State University CBT Centre, Oloyede highlighted the technological advancements implemented by JAMB to streamline and enhance the efficiency of the examination process.

With 1.94 million candidates sitting for the 2024 UTME nationwide, Oloyede provided insights into the examination’s progress, noting that the majority would have completed their tests by the end of the day. However, he expressed disappointment at instances of cheating, reiterating that cheating yields no benefits.

Commending parents for their cooperation during the UTME, Oloyede acknowledged the absence of intrusion compared to previous years, except for isolated incidents in some states.

He urged candidates who missed the exam due to personal reasons not attributable to JAMB to accept responsibility, emphasizing that the Board would not organize a separate session for a few candidates. Additionally, Oloyede cautioned against schools’ involvement in the registration process, attributing missed exams to logistical challenges arising from schools’ actions.

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