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How To Create JAMB Profile Code 2024/2025 (Via SMS & USSD)

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JAMB Profile Code: How Can I Create JAMB Profile code to run my 2024 Registration process, How can I get profile code for JAMB 2024?, Why is JAMB not sending my profile code?, How can I get JAMB profile without NIN?

Hey SAVANT! welcome to today’s Episode of my “JAMB Doctor Series” here I will Guide you on how to create your JAMB Profile Code which you will then use in registering for 2024 JAMB without hiccups.

JAMB online registration portal
JAMB online registration portal

If you read my previous post on JAMB Registration Requirements, you would have seen that your JAMB profile code tops the list of the requirements for JAMB Registration.

In Fact, No JAMB Profile Code, No Registration. But getting your JAMB Profile code is not much of a big deal, at least with the help of this guide.

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Prior to 2024 JAMB UTME/DE registration, you would only need an active Phone number (one that is fully functional) and at least 50 Naira in the sim to request for your JAMB Profile code.

But now, there have been a little bit of changes. Also the content you will send to JAMB and the medium/Channel with which this message can be sent have been adjusted, which means…

…If you did register for JAMB before, and decide to try the old method for creating your JAMB profile code, then you would definitively meet a dead end.

And that is what today’s Guide will help you overcome, don’t worry, you can thank me later… Moreover, what are friends for?

Enough with the chit chat, lets now get down to the reason we are here… ENHOY!!!

Before begin, lets first get what JAMB Profile code, what changed and the new requirements to obtaining it.

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What Is JAMB Profile Code?

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JAMB Profile code is a Unique number given by JAMB . You know how over one a million students apply for JAMB yearly to study in different universities in Nigeria

These students are not mixed up together simply because of their unique ID (JAMB Profile Code) and Registration number, that is why, no two students can have exactly the same Profile code.

It is important you have this code saved up somewhere because, If you must do anything in your JAMB account like…

Correct a mistake on your JAMB Profile Name, Date of birth (DOB) or even upload your O’level result to your JAMB Portal at an accredited JAMB CBT centre you will be asked to provide your JAMB profile code.

So, the need to always have this code with you becomes pertinent.

Some students, for some reasons tend to mistake JAMB Profile code with their JAMB Registration number, please do note that, your JAMB Registration number and Profile code are not the same and serve two different purposes.

To be able to create your JAMB Profile code, you must have you National Identification Number (NIN), you name will be gotten from the data you filled when registering for NIMC.

That is why it is important you make sure your details for NIN are correctly filled, as any error would always reflect each time your NIN is to be used.

How To Get NIN For JAMB 2024 Registration

The process to obtaining your NIN for JAMB can be quite stressful, because of the large number of persons that apply for this number daily, but that should not deter you because, without it, registration for JAMB would be impossible.

To Register Your NIN follow the Instructions below…

  1. Gather your Necessary Documents (Especially your Birthday Certificate, you will asked to provide this before registering), and Information such as your BVN (for those who have a bank account), Correct Name, Occupation e.t.c
  2. Locate the NIMC office closest to you, this could be in a bank or Office, Go there and apply for your NIN
  3. Once there, you will be asked to provide the necessary information. Your Passport and Biometrics will be taken as well
  4. Upon completion of the registration, you will be given a white slip (this is not the original Slip and as such do not contain your NIN) and asked to come back on a later date to collect your Brown slip (most times two (2) weeks later).
  5. When that time comes, the brown slip that will be given to you contains your NIN.

If you have already registered for NIN, then dial *346# from the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1

With your NIN ready, you are now eligible to request for your JAMB Profile Code. Below you will learn how to request for JAMB Profile code 2024. Enjoy!!!

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How To Get JAMB Profile code

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Presently, there are only two known methods of generating your JAMB profile code to register for UTME/DE, they include…

  • Via SMS Method
  • Through USSD Method

Whatever method you choose to use will yield the same result, and you will be charged N50 for any of this process.

How To Get JAMB Profile Code Through SMS

To Get JAMB Profile Code for the first time…

  • Go to your messaging App on your Android or Apple device
  • Next, click on the create new message and fill the message box with the following information; NIN YOUR NIN to 55019 or 66019

From the message format above, replace Your NIN with your actual National Identification Number. so the message should be as shown in the image below…

Create JAMB Profile Code
Create JAMB Profile Code

You can either send to 55019 or 66019, they both serve the same purpose.

Aside Using SMS, you can also get your JAMB profile code via USSD, the steps on how to do this have been shown below…

How To Get JAMB Profile Code Through USSD

This method is less technical when compared to SMS method, to be able to do this, simply…

Dial *55019*1*Your NIN#

Make sure it is in the format as shown in the Image below…

Get Jamb Profile Code Via USSD
Get JAMB Profile Code Via USSD

Make sure you replace the “your NIN” with your Actual National Identification Number”

You will be sent an SMS containing your JAMB Profile code, which you can then use for your UTME JAMB registration.

If for any reason, you want to retrieve your JAMB profile code either from online or via SMS, you can through my post on? How To Recover JAMB Profile Code, Email & Pin 2024 (Retrieve)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is JAMB Not Sending My Profile Code?

Your JAMB Profile code may not be sent to you for a number of reasons which could be due to Insufficient Balance (remember I said you must have at least N50 on the sim with which you sent the code), Poor Network or Your SIM is not yet Registered.

What Is The Solution To SMS sending Failure for JAMB Profile Code?

If it is as a result of Insufficient Balance, then topping up your line with at least N50 will get you up and running.

If the problem is coming from your sim not being registered, to go to the nearest Sim registration center to you and register your Sim.

If the problem is from Poor network, then give it a break for a while, to allow the server decongest for a while, better still, try requesting for your code very early in the morning, lets say around 2 am, by then the network will definitely be free.

How Can I Get JAMB Profile Code Without NIN?

With JAMB new registration procedure, it is not possible to get your JAMB profile code without using your NIN.

So, if you happen not to have your NIN with you, simply follow the steps I have shown you in this Post to obtain your NIN for 2024 JAMB Registration.

How many digit is JAMB profile code?

JAMB profile code is a 10 digit number, and should not be mistaken with your JAMB Registration Number which contain both alphabets.

How To Get JAMB Profile Code through Email?

Currently, you cannot get your JAMB profile code but only through USSD and SMS methods, I have shown you how you can go about this here.

Can I Create My JAMB Profile Code Online?

NO, currently, there is no way to create your JAMB profile code online, it can only be generated through SMS.

But if you have JAMB profile code before now, you can get it back online using your JAMB profile.

In Conclusion

JAMB Profile Code can be gotten either through SMS method by sending NINYOUR NIN” to 55019 or 66019 or USSD by Dialing *55019*1*Your NIN#, Remember to replace “Your NIN” with your actual NIN.

This will be all for now, In the mean time, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!

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  1. Good evening Drug Savant
    I have some questions
    1. If we registered for jamb in the previous year, do you suggest we use the same email and phone number we used in the previous year or we just use completely different ones
    Which one will be easier?
    2. When do we actually create the profile code?
    3. Is mock necessary to take?
    4. How do we read to cover our syllabus faster especially us that are not in school again

    Thank you very much Drug Savant
    God bless you
    Would be expecting your response soon enough!

    1. Good day Daniel, I will attempt to answer your questions as numbered;

      1. You can use the same phone number you used in your last JAMB, but it is recommended you use a new email address.

      2. you can start creating your JAMB profile code once the form is officially announced to be on sale, which is expected to be January next year.

      3. Mock exam is not compulsory, but we have always advised students to grab every opportunity they have to test their level of preparedness for the exam, since you sat for JAMB last year you don’t need to get acquainted with the interface of the exam, but that should not prevent you from participating in the JAMB mock.

      and lastly…

      4. I have covered this to a great extent HERE

      SEE YOU AT THE TOP. Cheers🥂

  2. Sir I have been trying to get my profile code since two weeks now it sends a message
    “Passport is missing in this construction”

  3. I created my profile code with another number LAST YEAR. Pls can I use my own number to create a new profile code OR can I use the same profile code used last year?

  4. I sent my NIN to 55019 and did what I was told to do but I have received anything or any type of message since 2 day now

  5. I successfully created my profile account but it showing 2022 as examination year instead of 2023 am confused

  6. I have been trying to generate the profile code for my son using my phone number as he is in boarding school, but its been showing me different messages especially this ‘passport is missing in the construction ‘. Pls what does this mean and how do I rectify it?

  7. I tried sending my nin using the same format but they said unable to verify your nin at the moment. What do I do

  8. Good day sir the phone number used to generate profile code last can it be changed to another different number this year cause I heard jamb will send the profile code to the number of last year

      1. I filled in the correct details, A guy said maybe my nin is not valid. I just want to know if it’s possible to activate a sim card and also a bank like palmpay, with a non valid Id please I need answers thanks.

          1. I had an issue with my third name on my nin slip but I changed that last year and I got a profile code with it but I later found that the name I changed was still appearing on my jamb profile last so I sent back and got it settled but now I just tried to get a new profile code but jamb sent me the old profile code with the name I tried to change please what can I do

          2. The profile code you are to use for this year registration is the same with what you used last year. IF you get same error in name, it means you may have to go through same process in correcting it.

          3. Please how should I do I’m confused please help me out but I already went to nin office and now I’m having the correct name I want on my nin slip but the profile code I got was the old profile code with the wrong name

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