JAMB gives update on using same phone number for registration, profile codes
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said “previously used numbers for JAMB registrations can only be re-used by the same candidate, not another candidate”.
This was contained in a bulletin released on Monday, from the office of the Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.
Oloyede confirmed that the board has already registered 1,205,187 candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which is scheduled to take place between Saturday, March 16 and Saturday, March 23.
Lagos and Kaduna states have the highest registrations with 161,654 and 76,049 candidates respectively.
“Previously used numbers for JAMB registrations can only be re-used by the same candidate, not another candidate.
“A previously used number is a GSM telephone number used for profile code creation, electronic pin vending and registration in previous registration exercises. This can be used for the 2019 registration only by the same candidate.
“The candidate who is using his or her previous number for the second or third time will use the same profile code to purchase the new electronic pin.
“If the profile code has been forgotten, the candidate can retrieve it through a text message. In other words, the old profile code can be used by the same candidate to procure the new electronic pin,” the bulletin said.
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