How to Generate Profile Code for JAMB 2024 in 52 seconds

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Before beginning your 2024 UTME/DE registration, you must have gotten your JAMB Profile Code.

The Profile Code is a 10-digit number used to complete profile registrations on the JAMB portal. The code is unique to every JAMB candidate, meaning no two applicants can have the same profile code. This code will access any candidate’s profile on the JAMB Portal.

Applicants who have partaken in previous JAMB exams must know this profile code and its importance. However, new applicants just getting registered on the JAMB portal might have little to no idea what it entails.

Some previous applicants might find it hard to understand the new profile concept because the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has made specific changes in the process.

This article will show you everything about the UTME Profile Code, how to create your profile, and what to do after getting your unique code.

About The New JAMB Profile Code

Unlike the previous JAMB UTME/DE Registrations, your full name was all you needed to get your profile. However, the whole system has changed.

To create your profile for the JAMB registration, you need to get your National Identification Number (NIN) ready first. Therefore, if you have not registered or gotten your 11-digit NIN, you have to do that before you can register for the JAMB UTME/DE.

If you do not know how to go about your NIN registration, I will also show you how to go about it. But before that, there are some things you will need to start your NIN application.

How To Get NIN For JAMB Registration

Do you know why the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) made it compulsory for all 2024UTME/DE Applicants to use their National Identification Number for registration? I guess you don’t.

Over the years, there has been news of multiple registrations for UTME. This happened because there was no means to trace the registrations to specific identities.

Hence, JAMB came up with a development to solve this problem. Since the National Identification Number (NIN) can be used to trace the identities of candidates, there will be little or no cases of multiple registrations again, as the system will be able to detect them automatically.

To register for your National Identification Number, follow this procedure;

  • Get the following information ready. Your Bank Verification Number (BVN) and other details will be discussed here.
  • Go to any NIMC registration centre. NIMC uses different locations for NIN registration, such as banks, offices, etc.
  • You will meet a queue there and be asked to stay in line. Then, a specific number will be assigned to you depending on how many people you meet at the centre.
  • Once you get attended to, you will be asked to fill out a form. The following information will be provided: Your full name, BVN, date of birth, gender, next of kin, phone number, house address, etc.
  • Your biometrics will be taken. Also, your passport photograph will be captured.
  • After doing all this, you will be told to append your signature to verify it’s you.
  • Then, you will be given a date to pick up your NIN slip. This slip contains your passport photograph, full name, and National Identification Number (NIN).
  • Please pick up your slip when it’s your date, and you are all good to go.

How To Generate JAMB Profile Code 2024

There are two ways to generate your Profile Code – The USSD Method and the SMS Method.  I will show you how to use the two methods to obtain the UTME 2024 Profile Code. You can make do with whichever one you are comfortable with.

How To Obtain JAMB Profile Code Through USSD

  • To get your Profile code using the USSD Method, dial *55019*1*NIN#. 
  • An SMS containing the full name used in your NIN registration and your unique profile code will be automatically sent to your phone number.

How To Get JAMB profile code via SMS

This is the most common method used by almost every JAMB candidate.

  • To generate your Profile code using this method, send the NIN number to 55019 or 66019 via SMS.
  • If your NIN number is 123456789124, you will send NIN 123456789124 to 55019. 
  • Immediately, you will receive an SMS containing your Full name and unique profile code.

Please ensure you send the SMS with the phone number you want to use for your JAMB registration.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Do not send an SMS to 55019 or 66019 from a phone number already used to create a profile or complete any JAMB registration. If you have used your phone number for former JAMB registrations, you are to get a new phone number and use it to get the code.
  • Ensure the NIN number you are sending to, 55019 or 66019, is yours, not that of any other person. The good news is even if you send the wrong NIN, you can still amend it by simply sending the correct NIN in the same format.
  • Ensure you have at least 50 naira worth of airtime on your SMS—any SMS you send to 55019 or 66019 costs 50 naira each.

After Getting the Profile Code, What Next?

Once you receive your 10-digit profile code from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the next thing to do is to proceed with your UTME/DE registration.

However, before visiting an accredited JAMB CBT centre, you must purchase a JAMB e-pin first. Your E-Pin will be used to start your registration at the centre.

Deadline For Creating Your JAMB Profile

Are you wondering if you can still create yours today? Well, it has a closing date.

Once the registration for JAMB 2024 ends, you can no longer get the code. You can’t buy it if you think money will solve the problem.

Common JAMB Profile Code Issues & Solutions

Below are some problems prospective JAMB candidates frequently encounter when generating their profile codes.

1. I haven’t yet received my Profile code.

There are different reasons why this can happen. Firstly, it can be because you have insufficient airtime on your phone. Remember I said you must have at least 50 naira airtime on your phone to send an SMS to 55019 or 66019.

Secondly, your profile code won’t be sent if you have used that phone number for previous JAMB registrations. If you have used the phone number before, use another to generate your profile code.

2. There is a mistake in the name; what should I do?

The name that will be sent to you from 55019 is used for your NIN registration. So, if you notice any mistake in it, JAMB has no business with it. You must report to any NIMC registration centre and complain about the name.

3. Invalid character found error message

This happens when you include special characters like “, &, ( etc. in the message sent to 55019 or 66019.

You are required to send only your National Identification Number to 55019 or 66019. Including any other character will render the submission invalid.

4. Record not found for the NIN error message

If this happens, you will most likely have sent the wrong National Identification Number to the number.

So, you must check again and resend the NIN to 55019 or 66019. If you keep getting this message, kindly visit the nearest NIMC centre to make a complaint. You won’t be required to pay anything for this correction.

5. Invalid NIN passport Error Message

This can happen if the passport used for your NIN registration is unclear. To resolve this issue, visit the nearest NIMC centre and make the necessary corrections. You won’t be required to pay anything for this correction.

Please note that getting your profile code does not mean you have completed your JAMB UTME/DE registration. It is just a step forward. You must proceed to any JAMB Accredited Center to start and complete your registration using your profile code and ePIN.

If you are experiencing any problems with your code, drop them in the comments section below. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends.

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100 thoughts on “How to Generate Profile Code for JAMB 2024 in 52 seconds”

  1. I did create a profile code and am done with everything now that is time for me to check my admission status I don’t know how to and no email was used during registration and no email on my slip but it says email is to be used to log in to jamb caps ,am totally confused.

    • Hmmm that’s a big issue because it’s compulsory you use Email address when you’re registering the Jamb because you won’t have any access to Jamb without Email address

  2. Please am have problem with my nin number,,jamb was telling me that my name and my surname is incorrect,,please can i use another persons nin to create my profile code

  3. I lost the number I used to register NIN and I went and change it but still not showing me my profile telling me ” bad server address ” pls what should I do

  4. Please the number I registered my NIN with is no more
    But when I bought another sim card I registered it / linked it with my NIN please will that be a problem?

  5. Pls Iam trying to generate my jamb profile code and they are telling me that my NIN has already been used to another number which is the number I used last year for my jamb
    so how do I do now because I have lost the number now

  6. Av tried mine this morning but it kept on telling me wrong parameters, and the other sim insufficient fund while I have about 200 in my account

  7. Please I have gotten my profile code but jamb registration has not commenced .can the code still be used for the registration whenever it starts or the code is invalid

  8. Pls can I use a different number to create a profile with same NIN I used last year????
    Secondly it was showing me that my NIN has been used already to create last year
    Thirdly I used a different name for last year’s jamb and NIN has a different name
    Will profile code for this year show me same name for last year????

  9. I used my mom number to registered my NIN, please can I still use her number to generate profile code? Cause my own number was saying “No found” which I did not understand

  10. I got a new SIM to get my profile code,but it says that the NIN has already been registered with my former number(Which I used to get my profile code last year).I need assistance in knowing what to do.

  11. I have sent my NIN to 550199 serveral, but the respond is unable to verify ur NIN at the moment [nimc:unknown].Pls what should I do

  12. I sent my nin to the code since yesterday ,it saying no record found . That I should send a mail to the email provided , it still says the address not found .what do I do to get the profile code

  13. I applied for correction of date of birth on my ninm but up till now it has not bn effected. The date on it is different from my waec dob .do i still go ahead to register or what do I do?

  14. I lost my sim card that I use to register my NIN but I bought another sim card nd linked it to my NIN, please will there be any problem

  15. I have sent my NIN to 55019 to get my profile code since yesterday but I have not received my profile code up to now

  16. Jamb is responding by saying, it’s been linked with my previous number which is already lost and have got a new SIM…….have sent it twice with same reply.
    Anyway out please

  17. Your NIN (46950475***) has already been registered with GSM Number (07015103703)
    What should I do
    I wrote last year

    • This is exactly what they keep sending me and the gsm number belongs to my dad. I’ve tried with everyone’s phone that I didn’t use for jamb but it keeps saying the same thing. The deadline is tomorrow and I still have my profile code from 2021. I want to know if I can use it

  18. I also have the same problem, I wrote jamb last year and waiting for admission but I want to rewrite jamb just to be safe but they are telling me use the profile code and phone number I used last year I’m scared it might affect my 2021 portal. Please what should I do?

  19. I tried getting profile code today with a new number, the message I got was that my other number has already been used for the NIN

  20. I sent my nin to two different numbers mine nd my friends becouz I was getting different replies record don’t found ND all dat
    Wen I tried again today with my SIM I was told my nin has been registered with another number it happens to be my friends number and this is my first time to request profile code for jamb ND my friend has linked his nin to his line.
    Pls Will dey b a problem

  21. The jamb registrar told me that my profile code isn’t working, if which I use in 2020,and i tried to send my NIN to 55019 their response is that it has been use by another e-facility.helpme out on this if you have any solution

  22. I have tried getting my profile code on different occasions but yet I kept on getting wrong parameter or error. What can I do to get it.

  23. I tried getting my profile code but they kept on telling me unable to charge your line at the moment what should I do pls

  24. even me the same issues i send the 55019 to said me already this registration you see the number 09094949051 this number is not my register that wise how can do know please.

  25. Am try to get my profile code but it keep the telling me that unable to charge ya line at the moment (err:net) what the meaning

  26. I was sending SMS to 55019 to get my profile code
    And it is saying unable to charge your line at the moment
    What can possibly be the problem

  27. I was sending my sms to 55019 and it’s keeps saying wrong parameter
    After sometime it says it’s being processed
    What did I do please

  28. I have been sending my NIN to 55019 but it kept on saying your NIN ******* has already been registered with GSM number ********
    What do I do

  29. I have gotten my profile code buy I unfortunately lost my sim ,if I change my nin number can I still get the profile code with the new number

  30. Have sent my nin multiple times still no code
    I even use my mother’s number to generate it still the same thing

    I need help on how to go about this cause I haven’t been able to register for the exam

  31. I sat for jamb last year and but no admission and I want to sit for another one this year but the profile code is the issue here have been trying and trying it will just bring a message saying I have registered my nin with my lost sim and ofcourse with the number in details and I don’t know what to do pls help me

  32. good morning kindly assist,if I request a profile code this is what I’m receiving. Your NIN ( 58371787521) has already been registered with GSM. Number (081419056999)

    • I had the same issue
      It means that the number displayed has used your NIN for jamb registration
      In my own case it was my NIN and phone number used for last year’s registration, so what I did was to use the same phone number and I was sent thesame profile code used last year which I used to register this year…

  33. How can I correct errors on jamb profile code before proceeding with registration.
    Please, quick response sir.

  34. I send my NIN to 55019 but they keep responding that no record found please what can I do. Or please give me the correct email address to nimc|jamb

  35. Have been trying to get my profile code but they keep on telling me no record found now my sim is not functioning anymore,so trying to retrieve my sim back but they said my NIN is not functioning please wat should I do

  36. When I get to jamb regularization center I was told that the name on my Nin is not the same with the profile name and I go to Nin office to do it but and I’m still having the same issues what will I do

  37. I used a postpaid line for the profile generation and I’m getting an error that: “Unable to charge [net:err]”. When I tried to use a prepaid line instead, I got another error message that: “Cannot insert the value NULL into column ‘GSMNo’, table ‘ShortCodeManagement.dbo.GSMoLog’; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails. This statement has been terminated.”
    From my little understanding of database management system, it seems the postpaid line has been accepted but the profile code is not generated because the line has not been charged. It is then refusing to accept another line. Now, I don’t know what to do to get the postpaid line charged, although it has sufficient credit. I am wondering whether postpaid lines are generally not suitable for profile generation. What do you advise that I should do next?

  38. Cannot insert the value NULL into column ‘GSMNo’, table ‘ShortCodeManagement.dbo.GSMNoLog’; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
    The statement has been terminated.
    Please above is the message I received after sending my NIN number to 55019, I’m dead worried, I’ve tried it again today and the same thing yet didn’t get my profile code.


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