The National Identification Number (NIN) is a mandatory requirement for all candidates who wish to register for the 2024 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The NIN is a unique identifier that links all your records in the National Identity Database (NIDB). It is also used to verify your identity for various purposes, such as school admission, NYSC registration, and passport application.
If you do not have your NIN yet, you need to obtain it as soon as possible, as the 2024 UTME registration is expected to commence soon. In this article, we will provide you with the guidelines on how to register and obtain your NIN before the deadline. We will also advise you on how to prepare for your exams using the JAMB CBT mobile app and JAMB CBT computer software.
What is NIN?
NIN stands for National Identification Number. It is a 11-digit number that is randomly assigned to an individual after completing the enrolment process into the NIDB. The NIN is unique to each person and cannot be shared, transferred, or duplicated by anyone else. If an individual dies, his/her NIN is retired after presenting a death certificate to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
The NIN is used to link all your records in the NIDB, such as your biometric data, demographic data, and other personal information. It is also used to establish or verify your identity for various services and transactions, such as opening a bank account, applying for a driver’s license, or voting in an election.
All citizens and legal residents of Nigeria, from birth and above, are eligible to enrol for their NINs.
How to Check if You Already Have a NIN
Before you proceed to register for your NIN, you should first check if you already have one. You can do this by dialling *346# on the phone number that you used to register for the NIN. Your NIN will be displayed on your screen and you can either screenshot it or write it down somewhere. Please note that you should not share your NIN information on any social media platform or with untrusted parties. You can, however, share it when requested by authorized institutions.
Getting your NIN by dialling *346# is totally free of charge on all Nigerian mobile networks, including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, and 9mobile.
How to Register for Your NIN if You Don’t Have One
If you do not have a NIN yet, you need to register for one at the nearest NIMC enrolment centre. You will need to provide your Bank Verification Number (BVN) if you have one and any of the following original and valid supporting documents:
- Old National ID Card
- Driver’s License
- Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
- Nigerian International passport
- Certificate of Origin
- Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
- Birth certificate
- Declaration of age
- Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
- NHIS ID card
- Government staff ID card
- Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
- School ID Card (private/public)
- Tax Clearance certificate
- Valid immigration documents
Registration Steps at an Enrolment Centre
The registration process at an enrolment centre involves the following steps:
- Applicants are to walk into the enrolment centre with a supporting document.
- The applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.
- The applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill if he/she has not enrolled before. Alternatively, the printed barcode slip (for those who applied online) will be collected if the applicant had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment service.
- Applicant’s forms will be verified and scanned by an enrolment officer.
- The applicant’s biometric data (fingerprints and facial image) will be captured.
- The applicant will be given two slips: a transaction slip and a NIN slip indicating completion of enrolment.
To save time and reduce the hassle of filling the enrolment form at the centre, you can opt for the pre-enrolment option. This involves filling the enrolment form online at the NIMC website and printing out a barcode slip that contains your registration details. You will then proceed to an enrolment centre with the barcode slip and a supporting document to complete the rest of the registration steps.
How to Prepare for Your 2024 UTME Using JAMB CBT Mobile App and JAMB CBT Computer Software
After obtaining your NIN, you are one step closer to registering for the 2024 UTME. However, you also need to prepare adequately for your exams to achieve your desired score and gain admission into your preferred institution.
One of the best ways to prepare for your UTME is to use the JAMB CBT mobile app and JAMB CBT computer software. These are digital tools that simulate the actual exam environment and help you practice and master the UTME syllabus, questions, and answers.
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To access the JAMB CBT mobile app and JAMB CBT computer software, you need to visit gurustab and follow the instructions on how to download, install, and activate them on your device. You will also find other useful resources and tips on how to ace your UTME on gurustab.
Meanwhile, the creation of profile codes for 2024 UTME registration has begun. Prospective 2024 UTME candidates can create their profile codes now by following this link for details.
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