By way of Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA-Area of Representatives the day prior to this suggested the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to increase the graduation yr for the obligatory use of Nationwide Identity Quantity (NIN) for higher consciousness.
It’ll be recalled that the Board had introduced NIN as a sine qua non for the registration of 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME).
However in a movement at Wednesday’s plenary, the Area mentioned it used to be no longer possible for the reason that Nationwide Identification Control Fee’s (NIMC) used to be but to seize all Nigerians of their database.
Titled “Name at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to study the 2020 Timeline for the obligatory use of Nationwide Identification Quantity (NIN) to check in for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME)”, the movement used to be moved by means of Hon. Zainab Gimba.
In her argument, Gimba recommended JAMB for the initiative to curb examination malpractices.
She then again mentioned that loss of infrastructure within the rural spaces will obstruct many potential applicants from writing the UTME if JAMB insisted on the use of the NIN.
He mentioned: “The Area notes the verdict of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation B (JAMB) to make use of the knowledge of potential applicants for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) to check in them for the assessments
“Additional notes that the obligatory use of potential applicants’ date from the Nationwide Identification Control Fee’s (NIMC) database will dispense with the will for JAMB to seize the biometric of applicants thereby serving to to curb incidents of more than one registration and different types of malpractices perpetrated within the UTNae procedure
“Mindful that henceforth, the Nationwide Identification Quantity can be obligatory for the UTME registration
“Fearful then again that many potential applicants from far flung places within the nation won’t have the ability to check in for the UTME because of non registration with the NIMC
“Additionally fearful that the awareness given by means of JAMB is just too surprising advert no longer enough to permit all potential applicants to be captured by means of the NIMC
“Recollects every so often thia yr, an legit of the NIMC disclosed that not up to 20% of Nigerians are captured in NIMC’s database
“Involved that even supposing their has been huge turnout of Nigerians to be captured by means of NIMC, maximum were hindered by means of infrastructural demanding situations like deficient web community, energy failure/no energy provide and every so often insufficient manpower or apparatus to wait to them”
Adopting the movement, the Area additionally suggested NIMC to determine extra registration facilities to deal with the rising collection of potential applicants for the UTME.
It mandated its committee on tertiary training and products and services and NIMC to id the demanding situations in taking pictures Nigerians in an effort to tackling them.