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How to Generate Jamb Profile Code Step-by-Step Guide

We are pleased to inform you that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially announced the commencement of the generation of Profile Codes for the upcoming 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This communication aims to guide you through the process in a clear and concise manner.

Important Information:

  1. Profile Code Generation:
  • All candidates MUST use their phone numbers to generate their JAMB Profile Codes for the 2024 UTME registration.
  1. National Identity Number (NIN) Requirement:
  • It is imperative to note that candidates must possess a National Identity Number (NIN) before they can obtain a profile code. If you do not have a NIN, you can learn how to get one here.
  1. Unique Phone Number:
  • Each phone number can be used by one candidate only. It is crucial to remember and securely store the number used, as it will be of utmost importance for subsequent communication with JAMB.

How to Obtain JAMB Profile Code for 2024:

The easiest method is by dialing *55019*NIN# on your phone. For example, *55019*112345678999#.

Alternatively, follow the procedure below:

  • Send your National Identification Number (NIN) via text (SMS) to 55019 or 66019 from your phone. Format: “NIN 00123456789” (Ensure there is a space between “NIN” and your 11-digit NIN).

A 10-character Profile Code will be sent to your phone number, automatically linked to your 2024 application, examination, and admission.

Next Steps After Obtaining jamb Profile Code:

  1. Present the Profile Code at the point of obtaining the JAMB form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners).
  2. An ePIN will be sent as a text message to your phone number.
  3. Present the ePIN and Profile Code at any JAMB-accredited CBT Centre for registration.

Other Important Points:

  • The application cannot be completed until your biometrics (all ten fingers) are captured, and a photograph is taken physically. No submission of a passport photograph is required.
  • Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorize you to print your e-registration slip.
  • The fingerprint will be required for any further transaction with JAMB on your profile.
  • Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on the examination day will be permitted to sit for the UTME.
  • No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidate’s profile.
  • Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

Solutions to JAMB Profile Code Issues:

If you encounter any challenges during the profile code generation process, refer to the solutions provided below:

  • NIN SMS Sent To 55019 But No Reply Or Not Sent?
  1. Remove your SIM card, insert it into another phone, and resend.
  • Phone Number Used Already By Another Candidate?
  1. Use another line, ensuring it has not been used for JAMB before.
  • Insufficient Balance?
  1. Ensure your phone has sufficient airtime (N50) before sending.
  • Invalid Character Found?
  1. Use the correct format: Send “NIN [Your 11-digit NIN]” to 55019.

For additional issues and detailed solutions, visit the JAMB Support portal or email [email protected].

Can I use another number to get my Profile Code?

New Candidates:

If you are applying for JAMB for the first time, you have the flexibility to use any phone number to obtain your JAMB profile code. This code is a unique identifier for your registration process.

Returning Candidates:

For those who have applied for JAMB in the past, it’s important to note that you should use the same phone number associated with your previous registration. Using a different number might cause complications, so it’s advisable to stick with the familiar one to ensure a smooth and stress-free process.

How Can I Create JAMB Profile by SMS?

Compose a message on your personal mobile phone by following this format: Surname, First name, Middle name, and send it to the number 55019. For example, if your name is Aferin (first name), Shina (middle name), and Olaitan (surname), the SMS should read: Olaitan Aferin Shina. Ensure to adhere to this structure for accurate processing.

How long does it take jamb to send profile code?

Under regular circumstances, obtaining your JAMB profile code is a quick and straightforward process. Once you send the necessary SMS, you can anticipate receiving your profile code within a relatively short timeframe, typically ranging from a few minutes to a few hours. Rest assured, the procedure is designed to be efficient and prompt, ensuring you can proceed with your JAMB registration without unnecessary delays.

Can I get profile code online?

The JAMB E-Facility website is an accessible and user-friendly online hub created to facilitate various JAMB-related tasks.

  1. Profile Code Retrieval:
    • The primary function of the JAMB E-Facility website is to enable candidates to retrieve their profile codes swiftly. This is a crucial step in the JAMB registration process, and our platform ensures a hassle-free experience.
  2. User-Friendly Interface:
    • The website boasts a simple and intuitive interface, making navigation easy for candidates of all backgrounds. Whether you are a first-time user or a returning candidate, our design prioritizes user convenience.
  3. Secure Access:
    • Security is paramount. The JAMB E-Facility website employs robust measures to ensure the confidentiality of candidate information. Rest assured that your data is handled with the utmost care and security.

How to Retrieve Profile Code:

  1. Visit the JAMB E-Facility Website:
    • Open your internet browser and go to the JAMB E-Facility website.
  2. Login or Register:
    • If you already have an account, simply log in. New users can easily register by providing the required information.
  3. Navigate to Profile Code Section:
    • Once logged in, navigate to the dedicated section for profile code retrieval. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
  4. Receive Your Profile Code:
    • The system will prompt you to enter specific details for verification. Upon successful verification, your profile code will be generated and made available to you.

Why is 55019 not sending my result?

If you’re having trouble with the shortcode, it could be because of network problems, technical issues, too many requests, or an incorrect SMS format. To fix this, you can wait and try again, double-check the SMS format, reach out to JAMB support, or visit the nearest JAMB office.

Your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines is highly appreciated. We wish you success in your JAMB registration and examination.

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