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How Can I Recover My JAMB Profile Code if I Lose or Forget it?

If you are planning to register for the 2024 JAMB UTME or Direct Entry exam, you will need a JAMB profile code. This is a unique 10-digit number that identifies you as a JAMB candidate and links you to all JAMB-related services, such as registration, result checking, admission status, and more.

Your JAMB profile code is essential for a smooth and successful registration process. Without it, you will not be able to purchase the JAMB e-pin or access the JAMB CAPS portal. Therefore, it is very important to keep your JAMB profile code safe and secure.

However, sometimes you may lose or forget your JAMB profile code due to various reasons, such as changing your phone number, losing your phone, deleting your email, forgetting your password, or misplacing your printout. This can cause a lot of stress and frustration, especially if you are trying to register or check your results.

But don't worry, there is a solution. In this blog post, we will show you how to recover your JAMB profile code if you lose or forget it. We will explain three different methods that you can use to retrieve your JAMB profile code, with detailed steps and screenshots for each method. We will also highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and give you some tips and warnings to avoid common mistakes or scams.

By the end of this blog post, you will be able to recover your JAMB profile code and continue with your JAMB registration or admission process. So, let's get started.

Method 1: Retrieve your JAMB profile code by SMS

The first method to recover your JAMB profile code is to send an SMS with the word "RESEND" to 55019 from the same phone number that you used to create your JAMB profile. This is the same number that you used to send your NIN to 55019 to generate your profile code in the first place.

Once you send the SMS, you will receive a reply from JAMB with your profile code. You can then use the code to purchase the JAMB e-pin or access the JAMB CAPS portal.

The advantage of this method is that it is fast and easy. You don't need to have internet access or an email account to use this method. You just need to have enough airtime on your phone to send the SMS.

The disadvantage of this method is that it will cost you N50 in airtime. This is because JAMB charges N50 for every SMS you send to 55019. So, if you have already paid N50 to generate your profile code, you will have to pay another N50 to retrieve it.

Another disadvantage of this method is that it will only work if you still have the same phone number that you used to create your JAMB profile. If you have changed your phone number, lost your phone, or damaged your SIM card, you will not be able to use this method. You will have to use another method to recover your JAMB profile code.

Here are the steps to retrieve your JAMB profile code by SMS:

  • Step 1: Make sure you have at least N50 airtime on your phone.
  • Step 2: Open your SMS app and type "RESEND" (without the quotes) as the message.
  • Step 3: Send the message to 55019.
  • Step 4: Wait for a few seconds or minutes to receive a reply from JAMB with your profile code.
  • Step 5: Write down or save your profile code somewhere safe.

Here is a screenshot of how the SMS and the reply from JAMB look like:

Profile Code Received Via SMS

Tips and warnings:

  • Make sure you spell "RESEND" correctly and do not add any other word or symbol to the message.
  • Make sure you send the message to 55019 and not any other number.
  • Make sure you use the same phone number that you used to create your JAMB profile. If you use a different number, you will not receive your profile code. Instead, you will receive a message saying "NIN Validation Error. The GSM Number Used is Different from the one used to create your profile".
  • Do not share your profile code with anyone or post it online. It is your personal identification number and should be kept confidential.
  • Do not fall for any scam or fraud that asks you to pay money to get your profile code. JAMB does not charge any fee for retrieving your profile code, except for the N50 SMS charge.

Method 2: Retrieve your JAMB profile code by email

The second method to recover your JAMB profile code is to check your email inbox for the confirmation message that you received from JAMB when you created your profile. The message should contain your profile code, along with other information such as your name, date of birth, gender, and email address.

The advantage of this method is that it is free and convenient. You don't need to pay any fee or send any SMS to get your profile code. You just need to have access to your email account and an internet connection.

The disadvantage of this method is that it depends on your email account. If you have forgotten your email password, deleted your email, or lost access to your email account, you will not be able to use this method. You will have to use another method to recover your JAMB profile code.

Here are the steps to retrieve your JAMB profile code by email:

  • Step 1: Log in to your email account that you used to register for JAMB. You can use any device, such as your phone, tablet, or computer, to access your email account.
  • Step 2: Search for the confirmation message from JAMB in your inbox. You can use the keyword "eMail Address Confirmation" to find the message. If you can't find it in your inbox, check your spam or junk folder.
  • Step 3: Open the message and look for your profile code. It should be in the first paragraph of the message, after the words "Your Profile Code is".
  • Step 4: Write down or save your profile code somewhere safe.

Tips and warnings:

  • Make sure you use the correct email address that you used to register for JAMB. If you use a different email address, you will not find the confirmation message from JAMB.
  • Make sure you remember your email password and security questions. If you have forgotten your password or security questions, you will not be able to log in to your email account.
  • Do not share your email password or security questions with anyone or post them online. They are your personal security measures and should be kept confidential.
  • Do not fall for any scam or fraud that asks you to click on a link or download an attachment to get your profile code. JAMB does not send any link or attachment for retrieving your profile code. The confirmation message from JAMB is plain text and does not contain any link or attachment.

Method 3: Retrieve your JAMB profile code via JAMB profile

The third method to recover your JAMB profile code is to log in to your JAMB profile on the official website and access your profile code from there. You will need your email address and password to log in. Once you are logged in, you will see your profile code displayed on the dashboard, along with other information such as your name, NIN, and registration status.

The advantage of this method is that it is also free and convenient. You don't need to pay any fee or send any SMS to get your profile code. You just need to have access to your JAMB profile and an internet connection.

The disadvantage of this method is that it also depends on your email account. If you have forgotten your email password, deleted your email, or lost access to your email account.

  • Step 1: Go to the official JAMB website at https://www.jamb.gov.ng/.
  • Step 2: Click on the "e-Facility" tab at the top of the page.
  • Step 3: Enter your email address and password in the login form and click on the "Login" button.
  • Step 4: You will be redirected to your JAMB profile dashboard. Look for your profile code at the top right corner of the page, next to your name and NIN.
  • Step 5: Write down or save your profile code somewhere safe.

Here is a screenshot of how the JAMB profile dashboard looks like:

JAMB Login Portal

Tips and warnings:

  • Make sure you use the correct email address and password that you used to register for JAMB. If you use a different email address or password, you will not be able to log in to your JAMB profile.
  • Make sure you remember your password and security questions. If you have forgotten your password or security questions, you can use the "Forgot Password" or "Reset Password" options on the login page to reset your password.
  • Do not share your password or security questions with anyone or post them online. They are your personal security measures and should be kept confidential.
  • Do not fall for any scam or fraud that asks you to pay money to access your JAMB profile or profile code. JAMB does not charge any fee for accessing your JAMB profile or profile code. The JAMB website is the only official and secure platform to access your JAMB profile and profile code.

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have shown you how to recover your JAMB profile code if you lose or forget it. We have explained three different methods that you can use to retrieve your JAMB profile code, with detailed steps and screenshots for each method. We have also highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and given you some tips and warnings to avoid common mistakes or scams.

We hope this blog post has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please feel free to leave them below. We would love to hear from you.

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Thank you for reading and good luck with your JAMB journey.

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