As part of its measure to ensure seamless 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration through the elimination of bottlenecks, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has informed prospective candidates that they can generate their profile code now and save such for use when registration commenced.
This advice was contained in a statement made available to JAMBulletin as part of the buildup to the commencement of the 2023 UTME registration billed to start in the next couple of weeks.
The Board also advised the candidates to get their National Identification Number (NIN) as it is a prerequisite for UTME/DE registration.
According to the statement, to generate their profile codes, candidates are expected to send: NIN (one space) then their NIN number(eleven digits number) by text (SMS) to either 55019 or 66019 from their personal GSM number.
A profile code of ten characters will be received by the candidates on the same telephone number. Candidates are advised to note that the phone number used to send the text message to either of the two quick codes is automatically tied to their respective names and will be used by the Board in all communications relating to application, examination and admission.
Prospective candidates are also urged to heed the strict warning on the use and application of henna, otherwise called “ L a a l i ” / “ L a l e .” This is to avoid experiencing biometric verification challenges as it had been established that application of henna on the fingers obstructs the process of biometric verification. Furthermore, in an attempt by candidates to clean their fancy henna designs, they used chemicals that damaged the whorls on their fingers, hence making biometric verification and authentication difficult if not impossible.