This is to inform all 2021 UTME candidates that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has provided an update with regard to profile code creation by sending NIN to 55019.
According to the board, candidates are to note that contrary to the earlier release, candidates can send their NIN from any SIM of their choice provided the SIM has not been used by another candidate to register for UTME/DE in the past.
This means that candidates can use any SIM of their choice to send their NIN to 55019 whether the SIM belongs to them or not. However, they must ensure that no one has ever used the SIM to register for JAMB whether in the past or in the present, and also ensure the SIM you are using has been registered with NIMC.
We believe the reason for this is because JAMB has discovered that some candidates are having issues getting their profile codes due to the poor network of some of the telecommunication companies.
If you have been having issues sending your NIN to 55019, read our post on Solutions To Issues In Sending NIN To 55019
We also advise you use another person’s phone number that has been linked to NIN to send the message if you have been trying with your and it has not been working but please ensure that the phone number has never been used by anyone for JAMB registration. You can try phone numbers from different networks. Hopefully, one will work for you.
The right way to send the message to create profile code
Open “Create Message” on your Phone and Type the word ‘NIN then space and then type your 11 digit NIN number and send it to 55019. For example, NIN 00123456789 (Replace 00123456789 with the numbers in your NIN Slip.) the message should be sent to 55019.