If you are a prospective candidate for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), you may have encountered some challenges with the registration process, especially with the integration of your National Identification Number (NIN) with your JAMB profile. One of the common issues is getting a “No record found” message when you send your NIN to 55019 or 66019 to generate your profile code. This means that your details are not yet synced with JAMB by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). In this article, we will explain what you should do to resolve this problem and successfully register for the UTME.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the examination body that conducts the UTME, an entrance examination for candidates seeking admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions. JAMB has made it mandatory for all candidates to have a valid NIN and link it to their JAMB profile before they can register for the UTME. This is to ensure that the identity of each candidate is verified and to prevent impersonation, malpractice, and multiple registrations.
How to get your NIN and link it to your JAMB profile
To get your NIN, you need to enroll at any of the NIMC enrollment centers across the country. You will be required to provide your biometric and demographic data, such as your name, date of birth, address, fingerprints, and facial image. You will then be issued a NIN slip, which contains your 11-digit NIN and a QR code. You can also download the NIMC mobile app to access your NIN and other services.
To link your NIN to your JAMB profile, you need to send an SMS with the word “NIN” followed by a space and your 11-digit NIN to 55019 or 66019 from the phone number you intend to use for the UTME registration. For example, if your NIN is 12345678901, you should send “NIN 12345678901” to 55019 or 66019. You should receive a confirmation message with your profile code, which is a 10-digit number that you will use to purchase the UTME e-PIN and complete your registration at any accredited JAMB CBT center.
If you send your NIN to 55019 or 66019 and you get a “No record found” message, it means that your details are not yet synced with JAMB by NIMC. This could be due to a delay in the data transmission between the two agencies, or a mismatch in the information you provided to NIMC and JAMB. To resolve this issue, you should do the following:
- Send an email with your NIN and full name to [email protected]. This is the official email address that NIMC has created to handle the complaints of UTME candidates who are facing NIN-related challenges. You should explain your issue in the email and request for a quick resolution. You should also attach a scanned copy of your NIN slip or a screenshot of your NIMC mobile app showing your NIN and QR code.
- If you do not get a response or a solution from the email, you should visit the nearest NIMC office and lodge a complaint. You should show them the “No record found” message and your NIN slip or mobile app. They should be able to verify your details and sync them with JAMB. You should also ask them to give you a confirmation that your issue has been resolved.
- If you still do not get a profile code after visiting the NIMC office, you should visit an accredited JAMB CBT center and explain your situation to them. They should be able to contact JAMB and NIMC on your behalf and facilitate the generation of your profile code. You may be required to pay a service fee for this.
Having a valid NIN and linking it to your JAMB profile is a crucial step for the UTME registration. If you encounter a “No record found” message when you send your NIN to 55019 or 66019, you should not panic or give up. You should follow the steps outlined in this article and seek help from the relevant authorities. We hope that this article has been helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. We wish you all the best in your UTME preparation and success in your admission. Thank you for reading.
- A: You can check if your NIN is linked to your JAMB profile by logging in to the JAMB portal (https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/) and clicking on the “Check NIN Status” button. You will be required to enter your email address and password to access your dashboard. If your NIN is linked, you will see a green message that says “Your NIN is successfully linked to your JAMB profile”. If not, you will see a red message that says “Your NIN is not yet linked to your JAMB profile”.
- Q: What if I forget or lose my NIN or profile code?
- A: If you forget or lose your NIN or profile code, you can retrieve them by following these steps:
- For NIN: You can dial *346# from the phone number you used to enroll for NIN and follow the prompts to get your NIN. Alternatively, you can visit the nearest NIMC office or enrollment center and request for a NIN slip reprint. You may be charged a fee for this service.
- For profile code: You can resend your NIN to 55019 or 66019 from the phone number you used to generate the profile code. You should receive a confirmation message with your profile code. If you have changed your phone number, you will need to visit an accredited JAMB CBT center and update your phone number before you can resend your NIN.
- Q: What is the deadline for the UTME registration and how much does it cost?
- A: The deadline for the UTME registration is February 28, 2024. The cost of the UTME registration is N7,700 with mock and N6,200 without mock. This includes the e-PIN, the reading text, and the service charge. You will also need to pay N700 to the CBT center for the registration fee. You can pay for the e-PIN online or through any of the authorized banks or payment platforms. You can find the list of the accredited CBT centers and payment partners on the JAMB website (https://www.jamb.gov.ng/).
- Q: What are the requirements and subjects for the UTME?
- A: The requirements and subjects for the UTME are as follows:
- You must have a minimum of five credits, including English Language, in not more than two sittings in O’level examinations such as WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB.
- You must choose four subjects that are relevant to your course of study. The first subject must be English Language, while the other three subjects must be in line with the requirements of your preferred institution and course. You can check the JAMB brochure (https://ibass.jamb.gov.ng/) for the specific subject combinations for each course and institution.
- You must prepare adequately for the UTME by studying the syllabus (https://www.jamb.gov.ng/Syllabus) and the reading text (https://www.jamb.gov.ng/ReadingText) provided by JAMB. You can also practice with the JAMB past questions and mock examination