NMCN Nigeria Biometric Capture of Student Nurses 2022/2023

The Nursing and Midfwifery Council of Nigeria has released a list details about the Biometric exercise of students in the School of Nursing and Midwifery Nationwide. Below is the content of the circular:


Sequel to the previous Circular Ref. No. N&MCN/SG/RO/CIR/24/VOL.5/49 of 25th October, 2022 notifying you of the Council’s intention to commence biometric capturing of all eligible students in the nursing / midwifery training institutions in the country and to provide details of the exercise in due course.

Please be informed that Council is set to embark on the nationwide trial biometric capturing exercise in the six geopolitical zone of the country. The exercise will involve capturing of all student Nurses & Midwives that have indexed by the Council.

Similarly, the individual student’s biometrics shall also serve as a requirement for eligibility to write any of the Councill’s Professional Examinations.

The Council hereby, solicits with you to accord the learn your maximum cooperation and ensure that all the students are on ground during the exercise as there shall be no time to repeat the exercise once it is concluded in your institution.

Details of the exercise are as follows:

There exercise has been scheduled to take place concurrently from Monday 12th to Friday 16th December, 2022 at the training institutions in the following zones and States:


1.      North central – Abuja / Benue

2.      North East – Adamawa / Bauchi / Borno

3.      North West – Kaduna / Sokoto / Kano

4.      South East – Enugu / Imo

5.      South South – Edo / Rivers / Calabar

6.      South West – Lagos / Ondo / Oyo

Please, Head of Institutions in the aforementioned States should take note and bring the content of this Circular to the notice of all concerned stakeholders and students especially the those who are eligible for the next professional examinations in 2023.

Any further development on this subject will be conveyed to you in due course.

Thank you for your cooperation with the Council in promoting and maintaining excellence in nursing education and practice in Nigeria in line with global best practices.


Faruk Umar Abubakar Ph.D. RN, FWACN

Secretary, General / Registrar 

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