Senior secondary school students in Anambra State have been directed to obtain National Identity Numbers (NIN) as it is now prerequisite for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examinations.
This is contained in a press release authorised by Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha.
The statement enjoined principals of schools in the state to ensure that all SS3 students would be registered to obtain the NIN
It noted that the call for SS3 students to register was necessitated by the new requirement from JAMB.
According to the release, candidates sitting for JAMB examination must provide their NIN.
“All SS3 students from16 years and above are expected to present their birth certificates at the centres.
“Students below 16 years should in addition to their birth certificates present the National IDs of either their parents or guardians for the registration.”
Omenugha said the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Anambra State had offered to bring its services closer to the students for easy registration in some designated centres across the state.
The centres are Ezeemo Filling Station, Umuchu, Aguata LGA, Zenith Bank, Orumba South LGA, Umunze, Ekwusigo LGA Secretariat, Ozubulu, Micro Finance Bank and Ihiala LGA, Ihiala.
Others are Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Uli, Nnewi North LGA Secretariat Nnewi, Anambra East LGA Secretariat Otuocha, National Identity Management Headquarter Enugwu-Agidi, Awka South LGA, First Bank Abagana and Njikoka LGA.
The rest are UBA Bank Agulu, Anaocha LGA, Idemili North LGA Secretariat, Ogidi, Oyi LGA Secretariat, Nteje, Shoprite, Park Road, GRA, Onitsha North LGA, Onitsha South LGA Secretariat Fegge and Ogbaru LGA Secretariat Atani. (MOI)