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ID Data Harmonization Taking Share with JAMB Adopting NIN

This is a great move - JAMB is dropping the use of its in-house biometric capture, collapsing everything into NIMC's National ID Number. FRSC, immigration office, and other agencies should follow this great move. With this data harmonization, Nigeria will emerge BIG time as it will become increasingly possible to know who is who.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number(NIN).

The board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, said on Tuesday that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to check examination malpractice.

Mr Benjamin said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the call was necessary now that registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had begun.

“The JAMB will, during the 2020 registration exercise, use the National Identity Number (NIN) generated after successful registration with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).