JAMB 2024/2025 Profile Code Generation for UTME & DE Candidates

Creating a JAMB profile code is the first step towards participating in the forthcoming Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) UTME and Direct Entry registration. In this article we will give you a comprehensive guide, outlining the steps required to generate your JAMB profile code effectively.

JAMB profile code is a 10 unique identification number assigned to each candidate seeking to register for the JAMB examination. This profile code can be used for accessing various JAMB services, including registration, checking results, admission processes etc.


Importance of JAMB Profile Code

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) profile code is mandatory for all candidates. Your profile code is valid for the current JAMB registration year only.

You need the profile code to create and complete your JAMB profile online, purchase ePIN, print out examination slip and also checking your 2024 UTME result.


JAMB Profile Code Creation Starting Date and Deadline

Generation of profile code for the 2024 JAMB examination will commence on January 15, 2024 and end on February 24, 2024. Note that this is also the deadline for the JAMB UTME/DE registration.

How to Generate JAMB Profile Code Via SMS

This option is perfect for mobile phone users with airtime. Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Compose a text message with the format: “NIN [space] your 11-digit NIN number.”
  2. Send the message to: Either 55019 (for UTME candidates) or 66019 (for Direct Entry candidates).
  3. Within minutes, you should receive your 10-digit profile code.
  4. Save it on your phone or write it down for future use.

Note: Ensure your NIN number hasn’t been used for JAMB registration before.

How to Generate JAMB Profile Code Via USSD

This method is fast and efficient. Follow these steps to proceed:

  1. Dial 550191*your 11-digit NIN number# on your phone.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions: You’ll typically be prompted to confirm your details
  3. Accept the prompt and your profile code will be sent via SMS immediately.

However, it is important to note that both methods carry a one-time SMS charge deducted from your airtime. If you encounter challenges, contact the JAMB support channels for assistance.

After Creating my Profile Code, What Next?

Once you have received your profile code via SMS, you can now proceed with the JAMB registration process.

Gather all required documents like passport photographs, birth certificates, O’level results and visit any JAMB accredited CBT Centre nearest to you to begin your online registration.

How to Recover Your Lost JAMB 2024 Profile Code

Did you mistakenly delete the message sent to you by JAMB which contains your profile code? Don’t panic, follow the steps below to recover your profile code immediately.

Use the same phone number you used to obtain your profile code and send ‘RESEND’ to 55019 or 66019 as a text message. After some minutes, your lost code will be resent to you.

Common Issues and Solutions for JAMB Profile Code Creation

Have you tried to generate your profile code and it isn’t working for you? Below are some issues other candidates are also facing.

Incorrect Command SentConfirm the correct format is used for SMS and sent to 55019 or 66019.
Network Error Code 540This may be a temporary network issue; attempt again later
Cannot Verify NINEnsure your NIN is linked with the phone number used.
Profile Code Already Linked to Another NumberFor past JAMB registrants, resend the profile code by SMS ‘RESEND’ to 55019 or 66019 using the initial phone number.
Missing Surname or First NameWait for one or two days before trying again or visit a NIN centre.
Invalid Characters Detected Use the correct SMS format: NIN [Your 11-digit NIN] sent to 55019 or 66019.
NIN Record Not FoundConfirm the accuracy of the NIN sent or visit a NIN center for verification.
Insufficient BalanceEnsure you have up to N50 airtime balance before sending the SMS.
Phone Number Already Used by Another CandidateKindly use a new phone line that hasn’t been previously used for JAMB.

By following the steps outlined above and choosing the most convenient method, you can simply create your JAMB profile code and start your UTME or Direct Entry registration process.

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Ola Funmilayo

With over a decade of experience in education journalism, JAMB-GOV.ORG has become a trusted voice in providing relevant and comprehensive JAMB news reporting that matter most to students and educators nationwide.

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