By MBAFAN ADE, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to register 67 secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, for the National Identity Number (NIN).
A report in the the current edition of JAMBulletin, said the planned registration is to be carried out by the Board in partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
According to the weekly bulletin, the project is apart of preparations towards the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2020.
The Board had earlier announced that NIN would be set as a requirement for subsequent UTME registration.
The report also indicated that arrangements had been concluded with the Management of the FCT Administration provided buses that would convey the pupils of the 67 schools to NIMC registration centres where they are to obtain their NIN.
Part of the JAMBulletin report read:
“One of the key components in the preparations for the forthcoming registration and examination is an aggressive enlightenment campaign. The JAMB is partnering the FCTA and the NIMC to attain speedy registration of candidates for the 2020 UTME.
“The JAMB FCT Zonal Coordinator, Mrs Rifkatu Dauda, met with the NIMC and FCTA officials on the need to fast-track the registration process of final year students of secondary schools in the FCT in order to have their NIN ahead of the 2020 UTME registration.
“At the end of the meeting, the acting Education Secretary of the FCTA, Mr Marafa Umar, revealed that the secretariat had initiated a process of ensuring a smooth registration for the FCT students. He pointed out that a total of 67 secondary schools have been identified for effective coverage.
“NIMC, on its part, promised to provide enrolment forms to students ahead of the registration process to save time while their biometric capture and data review would be carried out when they are physically on the ground to complete the registration.”
It quoted Anna Pai, who was leader of the NIMC at the meeting, as having assured that all necessary logistics had been put in place by the commission to ensure smooth issuance of the NIN to the students.
“The commission is working to ensure that every student is captured before the 2020 UTME commences. The commission has centres in Bwari and Abaji Area Councils of the FCT and we intend to expand on the available facilities,” Pai is reported to have said.