The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has enabled creation of profiles and asked candidates to create their profiles on its portal to avoid any delay during the registration process for its 2023 exam.

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Earlier, JAMB fixed January 14 for the commencement of registration and April 29 for the 2023 UTME.

In the latest edition of its weekly bulletin, the board announced that candidates are at liberty to create their profiles, even before the formal commencement of the UTME registration process.“

To do this, every candidate would be required to use a unique phone (mobile) number (SIM) for the process of registration. This, in essence, means that the unique phone number can only be used by one candidate,” it said. “

“Candidates are also to note that this number (SIM) remains their unique identification for all their subsequent transactions with the Board.“

To create a profile, candidates will send their national identification number (NIN) by text (SMS) to either 55019 or 66019 from their personal GSM number.“

Candidates will write the word “NIN” then leave a space and add their 11-digit NIN and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format: NIN 00123456789. They are to note the space between the word “NIN” and their 11-digit NIN.”

“Once the NIN has been sent to 55019 or 66019, a profile code of 10 characters will be received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) number.“

Returning candidates from previous years will still receive the same profile code on the phone number they had used previously.