In order to align and move with the new technology, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has added to its old new and seamless means of creating profiles. In addition to the existing USSD Code (550019) the body has added 66019 as an additional and optional USSD code which can be used by candidates. The addition brings about a hitch free and seamless usage. So it is left for candidates to use any of the above for UTME or DE registration and other services the USSD code offers.
This recent development (New USSD Code) has been introduced to reduce the load on just one USSD code to facilitate a hitch-free 2022 UTME/DE registration exercise by ensuring that there is no difficulty whatsoever in the creation of profiles by candidates, especially in a situation whereby many of them would be sending their requests via just one USSD code as hitherto the case.
In addition to the above, both USSD Codes (55019 and 66019) are essential for create your profiles for the 2022 UTME registration by candidates sitting the 2022/2023 UTME/DE. As usual, candidates are required to send their National Identification Number (NIN) via either of these USSD codes for their details to be pulled from the NIMC database before they proceed to any accredited centres for biometric capturing.
It would be recalled that the Board had earlier given indications that, in its efforts to eliminate all bottlenecks associated with the creation of profiles, it was perfecting arrangements aimed at adopting an additional USSD code (66019) besides the 55019, which the Board had used exclusively since 2018 for its UTME/Direct Entry registration and examination exercises.
The body has made a recent adjustments to the new registration exercise for 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE). According to JAMB spokesperson, the form will be available from February 12, 2022 and close 19th March, 2022. Please refer to this link for JAMB 2022 registration updates.