How to Get My Profile Code for JAMB Registration Online

Filed in Education by on May 6, 2021

Are you asking the question “How to get my profile code for JAMB?” If yes, ask no more as your question is answered in this article. As you go through this article you will see how to get the 2021 profile code, how to retrieve a lost code and more information. Read on!

All prospective candidates who wish to register for the 2021 JAMB are informed that they need to get the JAMB profile code before they can register. This is why this article is created, to show you to get your profile code for JAMB 2021.

Read a little about the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board before you go on to see how to get to see all about the profile code for 2021 registration.

About Joint Admission Matriculation Board

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.

The board conducts the entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

The board is also charged with the responsibility of administering similar examinations for applicants of the Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) mission is to reliably measure candidates’ abilities and determine their suitability for higher education. READ MORE

What is JAMB Profile Code?

The JAMB profile code is a one-time number that is usually sent by JAMB to candidates when they begin their registration process.

Note that without first generating a profile code, you will not be able to get the registration ePIN/form. This means that the first step to completing your JAMB registration is to first get your profile code.

The ten-digit code you get after sending your NIN to JAMB when you buy a registration form is known as your profile code.

How to Get My Profile Code for JAMB 2021

To get your Jamb profile code you need to use your mobile phone number you cannot get a Jamb profile code by proxy.

Therefore, try not to use someone else’s phone number or a number that is obsolete as you will be receiving updates via the number you submit.

Also, you have to make sure you have at least N100 on your SIM card to perform this operation. Follow the order below.

  • First, you need to obtain your NIN.
  • Let’s say that your NIN is “96348643410”, send an SMS in the format “NIN 96348643410” to 55019 (Note: put space in between the NIN and the number.
  • Without the NIN number; Send an SMS in the format “SURNAME FIRST NAME OTHER NAME” to 55019.
  • After sending the message, you will receive a message from JAMB having your JAMB profile code (The profile code is ten digits e.g. 48*****334).
  • The message will also contain the FULL NAME you used during NIN registration.

Using USSD Code

Simply Dial *55019*1*NIN# and your Profile Code would be sent to your phone as SMS immediately.

Recover your Lost JAMB Profile Code

Here is a simple step to recover your profile code via SMS.

  • Retrieve your lost number from your service provider.
  • After successful retrieving, you have a minimum of #100 airtime on the phone.
  • Text RESEND to 55019.
  • You will receive an SMS reply consisting of your profile code digit.

Please, if you can’t go through the stress of retrieving the exact SIM card, then try the e-facility alternative.


This is easier and cost-free. All you need is fair computer knowledge and Wi-Fi or access to a computer service provider.

  • Visit the JAMB e-facility portal
  • Log in to your candidate’s profile with your JAMB profile email and its password
  • This will take you to your Dashboard. Here you will see at the top “Hello! Welcome Back, James Williams Bright… Registration Profile Code: 49251**931


JAMB has made it possible for you to get your profile code sent to your email while you’re creating your profile for safety and convenience.

Follow the steps below in order to check for your profile code in the email:

  • Log in to your email you used while creating the profile or used for your JAMB registration.
  • Locate the message sent to you that day.
  • If you’d already got a lot of messages that, it becomes difficult for you to see the JAMB’s ones, use the search box inside your email dashboard. Type in “JAMB” and hit the enter key (search). This will return only a few messages you got from JAMB or that have to do with JAMB. Then, check for the right one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers

1. What is the JAMB Profile Code?

Ans = It is a unique ten-digit code sent to your mobile phone at the first instance of registering for the JAMB Screening exam.

2. How Can I Generate JAMB Profile Code?

Ans = To generate a profile code, simply follow the steps highlighted in the early part of this article.

3. Is it possible to recover a lost profile code?

Ans = Of course, it is possible. Go through this article to see how it is done.

4. Can I Change the Number I Used in Registering JAMB?

Ans = If any issues arise and you need to change your JAMB registration number, you definitely can. In fact, you can change any of your JAMB details.

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