Suspend national ID for UTME, Reps tell JAMB


The House of Representatives has asked the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to suspend its new arrangement requiring the National Identity Number for contender to enlist for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

At entire on Wednesday, Zainab Gimba moved a movement requiring the suspension of the arrangement till 2021.

While collectively receiving the movement, the House complimented JAMB for teaming up with the National Identity Management Commission towards an increasingly straightforward UTME process.

The officials, be that as it may, encourage the load up to broaden the utilization of the national ID “so as to permit additional time and better mindfulness for planned applicants”.

They additionally asked the NIMC to set up more enrollment focuses, while ordering the House Committees on Tertiary Education and Services, and the NIMC to recognize the difficulties confronting the commission with the end goal of handling them and expanding its subsidizing if important.

Gimba said the obligatory utilization of forthcoming applicants’ information from the NIMC’s database would expel the requirement for JAMB to catch the biometrics of competitors, in this way checking different enrollment and different types of acts of neglect.

She stated, “The House is concerned anyway that numerous forthcoming up-and-comers from remote areas in the nation will most likely be unable to enroll for the UTME due to non-enlistment with the NIMC. The notice given by JAMB is excessively abrupt and not adequate to permit all imminent UTME contender to be caught by the NIMC.

“The House reviews that at some point this year, an authority of the NIMC unveiled that under 20 percent of Nigerians were caught in the NIMC’s database. Despite the fact that there has been a gigantic turnout of Nigerians to be caught by the NIMC, most have been frustrated by infrastructural challenges like poor web organize, control disappointment/no power supply and in some cases deficient labor or hardware to take care of them.

“The House is additionally worried that more youthful Nigerians and minors establish the bigger number of those yet to be caught by the NIMC predominantly because of the earlier enlistment criteria which caught people matured 18 or more as it were. Pillar needs to set up a superior joint effort with the NIMC, state and neighborhood governments for effective and less-distressing enrollment of imminent applicants.”