The Senate on Tuesday, May18, 2021 asked the Federal Government to review its policy which made it compulsory for prospective candidates wishing to write Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) to obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, from Anambra State had earlier moved a motion on the issue at plenary was adopted by the apex legislative chamber.
The Senate specifically mandated the Federal Ministry of Education, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, and the National Identity Management Commission to review the implementation of the policy.
The red chamber noted that the review of the policy was with a view to extending the JAMB registration deadline and requirements until there is a seamless and well-organised process for obtaining the NIN.
The lawmakers also encouraged the Federal Ministry of Education and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to introduce and streamline a simple and decentralised NIN registration process.
The Senators maintained students should be able to obtain their NIN in their various accredited school’s premises.
Recall, JAMB had earlier extended registration for the annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination till Saturday, May 29, 2021.