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Review Policy Mandating NIN For JAMB Registration- Senate Urges FG

It has been reported that the Senate has asked the Federal Government to review its policy which made it compulsory for prospective candidates wishing to write examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) to obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).

It was also reported that the Senate resolution, followed the adoption of a motion moved on the issue by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah at plenary, adding that the red chamber, specifically, urged the Federal Ministry of Education, JAMB, and NIMC to review the implementation of the policy.

According to the Senate, the review of the policy was with a view to extending the JAMB registration deadline and requirements until there is a seamless and well-organized process for obtaining the NIN.

It was also disclosed that the Senate also appealed to the  Federal Ministry of Education and NIMC to introduce and streamline a simple and decentralised NIN registration process, adding that students should be able to obtain their NIN in their various accredited schools premises.

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