JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who made this known during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said the purpose of this is to offer more time for candidates to obtain their national identification numbers.
He said the suspension was also to resolve the technical issues that were going on at some centres. He also asked candidates to takeoff the use of NIN for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other registration procedures. He, however, said that JAMB will consider the use of NIMC for the 2021 examinations.
The 2020 UTME and DE registrations exercises are scheduled to begin on Monday, January 13 and end on February 17 across the country.