This article will explain how to generate a JAMB profile code via USSD/SMS for the year 2022. UTME: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new method for obtaining or generating the 10 Digit Profile Code for UTME / DE registration by dialing *55019*1*NIN# or *66019*1*NIN#.
One cannot register for direct entry and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) without creating the JAMB profile code, as a result of this, we have outlined Steps On How To Generate 2022 Jamb Profile Code but before then it is needful that we explain to what jamb profile code is all about so that you understand the value of jamb profile code
What is JAMB Jamb Profile Code
The Joint Admission and matriculation board (JAMB) profile code is a 10 digit number that will be used to complete the JAMB registration and also used to match the biometric information of candidates during registration and authentication.
How can I generate the 2022 JAMB profile Code:
One must first get his or her National Identification Number (NIN) from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) by picking up an enrolment form from the NIMC’s centers or one can also get the form online at www.nimc.gov.ng fill the form online and proceed to the closest enrolment Centre for biometric capturing in order to obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).
To generate your JAMB profile code using your mobile phone, Type the word NIN in capital letters on your message app then space and add you’re 11 digit NIN number then send the typed message to 55019 via SMS
-e.g NIN 25638762669
Always ensure there is a space between the NIN and the 11 digit National Identification Number (NIN).
You will receive an SMS shortly on the same mobile phone number you used in sending the SMS earlier which will contain a 10 digit number which is the JAMB profile code that will be used to obtain your JAMB E-PIN for the 2022 JAMB registration.
Closing date for generating 2022 JAMB profile code
The Joint Admission and matriculation board (JAMB) made it known to the public in an announcement that the closing date for generating the JAMB profile code is on the 19th of March 2022.
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Does the JAMB Profile Code Expire?
The answer to the above question is “NO” the JAMB profile code does not expire.
How do I Retrieve my JAMB Profile Code
Yes! You can retrieve your JAMB profile code using the USSD code;
- Open the text message app on your phone
- Enter 55019 or 66019 as text receiver
- Type RESEND
- Send text message
- You will receive your profile code
Certain barriers to generating the 2022 JAMB profile code
- Insufficient airtime balance
- The mobile number may not be linked to the National Identification Number (NIN)
- Someone else must have used the mobile phone number to generate his/her profile code
- Inadequacy of your mobile phone to send SMS