As part of its measure to ensure seamless 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) Registration through the elimination of bottlenecks, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has informed prospective candidates that they can generate their profile code now and save such for use when registration commenced.
This advice was contained in a statement made available to JAMBulletin as part of the buildup to the commencement of the 2024 UTME registration billed to start in the next couple of weeks.
The Board also advised the candidates to get their National Identification Number (NIN), a prerequisite for UTME/DE registration. We have already provided guidelines on how to obtain your NIN for candidates. Check this post: NIN Application Guidelines and Requirements for JAMB 2024 Candidates.
According to the statement, to generate their profile codes, candidates are expected to send: NIN (one space) and then their NIN number (eleven digits number) by text (SMS) to either 55019 or 66019 from their personal GSM number. For example, the SMS should look like this; "NIN 12345678901" (without the quotation marks); send it to 55019 or 66019. Remember, "12345678901" should be your own NIN.
The candidates will receive a profile code of ten characters on the same telephone number. Candidates are advised to note that the phone number used to send the text message to either of the two quick codes is automatically tied to their respective names and will be used by the Board in all communications relating to application, examination and admission.
For all prospective candidates for the 2024 UTME, it is not too early to start your preparation. Download the JAMB CBT Mobile app and the JAMB CBT software, The app will also give you instant notifications anytime there's an important update from JAMB and will also UTME preparations.
Prospective candidates are also urged to heed the strict warning on the use and application of henna, otherwise called “ L a a l i ” / “ L a l e .” This is to avoid experiencing biometric verification challenges as it had been established that the application of henna on the fingers obstructs the biometric verification process. Furthermore, in an attempt by candidates to clean their fancy henna designs, they used chemicals that damaged the whorls on their fingers, hence making biometric verification and authentication difficult if not impossible.