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General News of Thursday, 21 July 2022

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FG reveals how JAMB used NIN to tackle exam malpractices

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

The Federal Government on Thursday said the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, used the National Identification Number, NIN, to tackle examination malpractice.

Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, said JAMB succeeded in using NIN to reduce examination malpractice during the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

Adamu disclosed this during the 2022 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria, held in Abuja.

According to Adamu, “The introduction of the mandatory National Identification Number (NIN) for JAMB registration has yielded humongous positive impact as a potent instrument in the fight against examination malpractices.

“The 2022 UTME was the best, so far, as there were minimal cases of examination malpractices owing to the collaboration and other technological interventions deployed by JAMB.

“The Ministry would continue to provide leadership support and encouragement to JAMB pursuant to its official mandates. I hereby urge other examination bodies to emulate JAMB in all these positive directions.”

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