by Demi

In this article, I’ll show you how to create your JAMB profile code online using the USSD code on your phone in a simple step-by-step procedure.

Before you may register for the JAMB examination, you must have your JAMB profile code, which is a ten-digit number. This is the number you will provide at the CBT center when registering. Every applicant is required to create a JAMB profile. You’d also access your JAMB CAPS for admission acceptance using the profile login details. In addition, you must obtain a National Identification Number (NIN) in order to register with JAMB.


Simple Steps on How to Get JAMB Profile Code

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made it possible to obtain the JAMB profile code by SMS by dialing the USSD code. The following is the procedure for obtaining your JAMB profile code:

  1. Open your phone’s text messaging app
  2. Type “NIN” followed by a space and your eleven (11) digit NIN number, for example NIN 23674325679
  3. Type in 55019 or 66019
  4. Your ten-digit JAMB profile code will be sent to you
  5. To complete your registration, go to a JAMB CBT center.
  6. Pay ₦4,700 to purchase the JAMB E-pin

You can also obtain your JAMB profile code by dialing *55019*1*NIN# or *66019*1*NIN#, which will provide you with your ten (10) digit JAMB profile code. The cost of creating a JAMB profile is fifty naira (50).

How to Recover your JAMB Profile Code

You can retrieve your JAMB profile code using the USSD code;

  1. Open your phone’s text messaging app
  2. Enter 55019 or 66019 as text receiver
  3. Type RESEND
  4. Send text message
  5. Your profile code will be sent to you
  6. The JAMB profile code does not expire.


Problems with JAMB Profile Creation

Here are some of the most typical issues you could run into while trying to create your JAMB profile code:

  • JAMB account creation is not available
  • NIN has been registered with another number
  • Service timeout
  • Unable to receive JAMB profile code using USSD
  • Generation of same profile code from last year
  • NIN is not verified or no record found
  • NIN was already registered with the number he used last year
  • Unable to verify your NIN at the moment. [nimc:unknown]
  • No record found. Send email with NIN and Name to Then try again in 4 hours

All of these are frequent issues that you may face when attempting to create your JAMB profile code.


Most Commonly Asked Questions

  • With the phone he used last year, NIN was already registered.

It means you won’t be able to generate your JAMB profile code with another phone number.

To generate your profile code, use the same number that you used for your JAMB registration.

  • There was no record found. Send an email to with your NIN and name. After that, wait 4 hours and try again.

In the following 24 hours, try again. If you receive this message, visit the NIMC registration center to see if your phone number is associated with your NIN.

  • For NIN Registration, there is a phone number that has been misplaced.

Before you can generate your profile code, you must update your new phone number in the NIN database.

JAMB Profile Creation Requirements

Here are the requirements to create your JAMB profile code;

  • Google Email address
  • Chrome or Opera browser
  • Internet Connection

How to Create a JAMB Profile Code on the Internet

The following is a guide on how to create your JAMB profile code via the internet:

  • Visit the JAMB facility website
  • Click on Sign up for UTME/DE
  • Click on Create an account
  • Select the blue button to create a JAMB profile account
  • Enter your email address and details
  • Fill out the form with your correct email address, phone number and security answers.
  • Click on the Ok button
  • Select the Ok button on the email verification page
  • Click on the JAMB message sent to your mailbox
  • Open your Gmail app to see your JAMB profile code
  • Click on the JAMB link inside the message from JAMB
  • Select “Click here to continue your Profile Creation
  • Enter your personal details
  • Type your first, second and middle name. Select your gender.
  • Select Date of Birth
  • Enter your correct date of birth
  • Enter your phone number and place of origin
  • Enter your Password
  • Type a password that you can never forget. Then click on Sign Up
  • Proceed to Login
  • Your account creation is successful

Note: The JAMB profile code you’ll need for CBT registration is in the first email you received from JAMB.

Now that you know how to create a jamb profile code, are you ready to sit and pass your JAMB exams in one sitting?


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