The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has recently declared that the Profile Code generation for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has commenced. This crucial step marks the initiation of the application process for prospective candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
To obtain the JAMB Profile Code swiftly, candidates can opt for the simplest method by dialing 550191*NIN# on their mobile phones. As an example, entering *55019112345678999# would generate the Profile Code associated with the provided National Identification Number (NIN). This quick and accessible approach streamlines the initial phase of the application process, ensuring candidates can efficiently progress to the subsequent steps.
Alternatively, candidates can follow a straightforward procedure by sending their National Identification Number (NIN) via text (SMS) to either 55019 or 66019 from their registered phone numbers. The format for this text message is ‘NIN [space] 00123456789,’ where the 11-digit NIN is appended after the space. This method provides an additional option for candidates, allowing them to choose the process that aligns best with their preferences and convenience.
Upon successfully obtaining the JAMB Profile Code, candidates must be mindful of the subsequent steps in the application process. The generated Profile Code serves as a key document and should be presented at the point of obtaining the JAMB form. This can be done at designated locations such as Banks, Mobile Money Operators (MMOs), Microfinance Banks (MFBs), Switches, and USSD Partners. This ensures a smooth transition from the initial profile generation to the formal application stage.
After presenting the Profile Code, candidates will receive an electronic Personal Identification Number (ePIN) via text message on the provided phone number. The ePIN is a critical component for completing the registration process. With both the Profile Code and ePIN in hand, candidates are required to visit any JAMB-accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre for the final stages of registration.
It is crucial for candidates to note that if they have previously taken the JAMB examination, there is no need to generate a new Profile Code. Instead, they can utilize the Profile Code generated in the last one, two, or three years. This exemption streamlines the process for returning candidates, acknowledging their previous participation in the examination and providing a more efficient pathway for them to proceed with the 2024 UTME application.
In conclusion, the initiation of JAMB Profile Code generation for the 2024 UTME is a significant milestone for prospective candidates. The flexible options for obtaining the Profile Code cater to diverse preferences, and the subsequent steps have been designed to ensure a seamless application process. Aspiring students are encouraged to adhere to the provided guidelines, leveraging the technological advancements implemented by JAMB to streamline their journey towards higher education.