19 April 2021 By James Itodo
The Senate has urged the Federal Ministry of Education, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to review the implementation of the National Identity Number (NIN) policy.
This according to the Senate is with a view to extending the JAMB registration deadline until a seemless process is established.
This resolution was sequel to a motion by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South, on the need to address the hardship caused by introduction of NIN as compulsory requirement for JAMB registration”.
Senator Ubah described the policy as inconsiderate and premature which further complicated the already rigorous process of both registering for the JAMB examination and procuring the NIN.
He explained that adding more complications was counterproductive and would serve as a hindrance to young Nigerians desirous of getting into higher institutions to further their education.
The senate thereby mandated the Ministry of Education and NIMC to introduce and streamline a simple and decentralised NIN registration process to enable students to obtain their NIN in their various accredited school premises.