If you are planning to register for the 2024 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations, you might be wondering if you can use someone else’s National Identification Number (NIN) to get your profile code. In this post, I will explain why this is the case, and what you need to do to get your own NIN and profile code.
NIN stands for National Identification Number, and it is a unique 11-digit number that is issued to every Nigerian citizen by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The NIN is used to identify and verify your identity in various government and private services, such as banking, health care, education, immigration, etc.
The NIN is also a mandatory requirement for JAMB registration, as it helps to prevent multiple registrations, impersonation, and examination malpractice. Without a valid NIN, you cannot generate a profile code, which is the first step in the JAMB registration process.
A profile code is a 10-digit number that is generated by JAMB after you send your NIN to 55019 or 66019 by SMS. The profile code is linked to your personal information, such as your name, date of birth, gender, etc., and it is used to purchase your e-PIN, which is the second step in the JAMB registration process.
The e-PIN is a 16-digit number that is used to complete your registration at any accredited JAMB CBT centre. Without a valid profile code, you cannot buy an e-PIN, and without a valid e-PIN, you cannot register for JAMB.
The answer is Capital NO. You cannot use someone else’s NIN to get your profile code, and you cannot use someone else’s profile code to register for JAMB.
To get your own NIN and profile code, you need to follow these steps:
- Visit any NIMC enrolment centre near you and fill out the enrolment form. You will need to provide your biometric data, such as your fingerprints, iris scan, and photograph. You will also need to present a valid means of identification, such as your birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, etc.
- After your enrolment, you will receive a slip that contains your NIN. You can also check your NIN online by visiting the NIMC website or by dialing *346# on your phone.
- Once you have your NIN, send it by SMS to 55019 or 66019 in the format “NIN 12345678901”. You will receive a confirmation message that contains your full name and your profile code. You can also resend your NIN to the same number if you did not receive your profile code or if you forgot it.
- After you receive your profile code, you can proceed to buy your e-PIN from any authorized vendor, such as banks, mobile money operators, online payment platforms, etc. You will need to provide your profile code and pay the required fee of N3,500.
- After you buy your e-PIN, you can proceed to any accredited JAMB CBT centre to complete your registration. You will need to provide your e-PIN, your NIN slip, and other relevant documents, such as your O’level results, passport photograph, etc.
As you can see, you cannot use someone else’s NIN to get your profile code, and you cannot use someone else’s profile code to register for JAMB. This is because the NIN and the profile code are unique to each individual, and they are used to verify your identity and prevent fraud. Therefore, you need to get your own NIN and profile code, and follow the steps outlined above to register for JAMB.
I hope this post has answered your question and clarified any doubts you might have. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. I would love to hear from you. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family who might find it useful. Thank you for reading, and good luck with your JAMB registration!
- Q: What if I don’t have a valid means of identification to enrol for NIN?
- A: You can use any of the following documents as a means of identification to enrol for NIN: birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, voter’s card, national ID card, or any other official document that can prove your identity and nationality.
- Q: How long does it take to get my NIN after enrolment?
- A: It usually takes about 24 hours to get your NIN after enrolment, but it may vary depending on the network and the enrolment centre. You can check your NIN online or by phone, or wait for your NIN slip to be printed and given to you.
- Q: What if I lose my NIN slip or forget my NIN?
- A: You can retrieve your NIN by visiting the NIMC website or by dialing *346# on your phone. You can also request for a reprint of your NIN slip at any NIMC enrolment centre for a fee of N500.
- Q: What if I make a mistake in sending my NIN to 55019 or 66019?
- A: You can correct your mistake by resending your NIN to the same number in the correct format. You will receive a confirmation message with your profile code and your correct details.
- Q: What if I don’t receive my profile code or e-PIN after sending my NIN or paying the fee?
- A: You can resend your NIN to 55019 or 66019 to get your profile code, or contact the vendor that sold you the e-PIN to get your e-PIN. You can also contact JAMB support by phone, email, or social media to report any issues or complaints.