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JAMB and National ID Card (NIN): 17+ Answers to Your Questions

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It's time for another UTME registration. This time, JAMB insists that all intending applicants must register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) before they can apply for JAMB UTME and DE.

The intention is to capture the national data of individual admission seekers before proceeding to JAMB CBT centres in Nigeria for UTME/DE registration.

As a result of this development, prospective candidates will want answers to their heart-burning questions. Below is a collection of such questions and official answers to them.

1. What is NIN?

The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non- intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

2. Must all admission seekers register for NIN?

Yes, all candidates seeking admission into any university, polytechnic, college of education, or innovative enterprise institution in Nigeria must register for National Identification and obtain a number called NIN before they can register for UTME. 

This was suspended for the 2020 UTME/DE registration. However, for the 2021/2022 UTME/DE application, the board had announced it's compulsory for all prospective applicants.

3. Must I Register for NIN before UTME registration or it can be done after?

It's before as the number will be asked to get JAMB profile code which, in turn, will be used to buy UTME/DE PIN from you by an accredited outlet and used at CBT centre for registration.

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 4. Do I have to Collect my National ID Card before I can register for UTME/DE?

No.

You only need to collect a slip containing your NIN. It's only this number you will be asked for when you go for registration of JAMB at a CBT centre.


You can wait, till later, when ready, before you collect the ID card. But NIN will be given to you within a few days.

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5. I've registered for the National ID card before, do I have to re-register because of JAMB UTME/DE?

No.

Registration is only allowed once. And for JAMB purposes or any other purpose, you don't need to reapply for a National ID. Once registered, you can use that for any purpose forever.

6. Must Direct Entry (DE) applicants register for NIN too?

Yes, it is also applicable to them as well.

DE applicants are holders of BSC, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB, or Cambridge A'level who wish to further their studies at a university of choice into 200 level or 300 level courses.

7. How Much is NIN Registration?

It's free.

Obviously, we've got a complaint from certain applicants that some NIN centres are asking for a fee for lamination or fuel. Yet, this is unconfirmed.

With agents being approved for the registrations of national ID cards, you may need to pay a fee within the range of N1000 to N1500 if you're not using NIMC.

8. Where are the nearest NIN registration centres around me?

Visit this link to check all accredited registration centres for NIN across the country.

Register Online

This is the “do it yourself whenever and wherever you are” process of enrolment. For this option of the enrolment process, the applicant visits the official website of NIMC (www.nimc.gov.ng) and pre-enrolls online using the Pre-enrolment Portal https://penrol.nimc.gov.ng/, filling in his/her data in block letters, then prints out a summary sheet that has a 2D Barcode. Then, take this slip to the registration centre nearest to you.

9. Must I use the registration centre in my town or state?

No.

You can, of course, use any registration centre anywhere in Nigeria. Locate the one nearest to you so you easily go back for subsequent activities.

10. Can I use my friend or relative NIN for my JAMB registration?

No. Once a NIN is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given, or used by another person – which makes it unique in nature.

The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity. Hence, no person can use another person's NIN.

11. Do I have to share my NIN with others?

The NIN should be closely guarded by individuals and not revealed to all and sundry except to relevant authorities when requested (for instance, it shouldn’t be disclosed online over social media and should not be printed along with contact details on business cards or other office stationery).

12. Will I be Issued NIN (National ID Card) if I am less than 16 years?

Even though you can register for the National ID if you're age 15 or less, yet, Minors are not issued with National Identity cards until they attain the age of 16.


The Parent/Guardian’s NIN is required if the child is below 16 years of age. See more here.

13. What will be required of me to register for the National Identification Card (NIN)?

Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:
  1. Old National ID Card
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
  4. Nigerian International passport
  5. Certificate of Origin
  6. Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
  7. Birth certificate
  8. Declaration of age
  9. Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
  10. NHIS ID card
  11. Government staff ID card
  12. Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
  13. School ID Card (private/public)
  14. Tax Clearance certificate
  15. Valid immigration documents

14. Will I be given my NIN immediately after registering at the centre?

After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be issued to the applicant as evidence of the transaction. However, the Transaction slip does not confer the right to the National Identification Number. The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subjected to availability of network, authentication, and verification.

A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued to the applicants after processing. The National e-ID Card will be issued to the applicant within 12months after the issuance of NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Since you only need the NIN for your JAMB registration, you can get that through a certain shortcode, a few hours after the National ID card registration. To do that, dial *346# on the line used for the National ID registration.

15. Can I register for my National ID card or get NIN at a CBT center?

Yes. Though CBT centres are meant to provide other services including registration of candidates for UTME and DE. Hence, you're to get your NIN at a NIMC before going to a CBT to use it for your registration for UTME or DE. 

However, JAMB has instructed all CBT centres to prepare stands for NIMC officials to register candidates who are yet to have NIN.

16. Is it possible to register for National Identity Card twice or more than once?

NO. Enrolment for the NIN is Once in a Lifetime.

Once you enroll and your National Identification Number (NIN) is presented to you, the Automated Biometric Information System (ABIS) will store all your information supplied and any attempt to enroll again by the same person will be detected and a punishable offence.

Therefore, enroll once and be identified for life. Your National Identification Number does not expire.

17. With National Assembly asking JAMB to suspend asking candidates to register for the National ID card, has JAMB complied?

No.

The body agreed to stop using NIN for the registration of UTME and DE in the year 2020. But this year and after, candidates will have no other choice.

The body has answered a similar question with affirmative YES that candidates will still be required, by now, candidates are allowed to register for JAMB UTME and DE without NIN.

18. How Do I Correct Mistakes in the Use of my National ID Card (NIN)?

The detail of steps to take has been detailed in, "How to Correct Names (Other Data) on National ID Cards"  Kindly check! 

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  1. Can I use my nin with different surname on it to register for jamb

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    1. NO. First correct your names at NIMC first and make sure you have the printout for the crrected names before sending NIN to 55019.

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    2. Sir I changed my name but after changing it they still kept on showing my old name when I sent my code to 55019

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    3. The change has not reflected then. Be sure they give you the new enrollment slip showing the correction or changes you made first.

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  2. Can I use my 2018 jamb profile code for this year jamb registration?

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    1. Yes, you can. But first send NIN with your NIN to 55019 e.g. NIN 89102348192 before using it. This will reactivate last profile code for this year too.

      And be sure you can still log in to your last year JAMB profile.

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  3. Sir i use my mum nin to link my sim but now have done my own nin id but can i still link it with my personal nin

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    1. This post is not talking about linking NIN with SIM.

      I'm talking about JAMB registration here.

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  4. But I have done change of name in my NIN. But will it change in my jamb profile?

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    1. It should when JAMB does general database update to reflect new changes.

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    2. UPDATE: JAMB wants candidates to visit their office to do the corrections.

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  5. Hello sir...I just checked my email and saw my jamb registration slip,didn't provide my email during the registration,just that I've created jamb profile with my email before profile registration was scrapped.just wondering how they got my email since I didn't provide my email during the registration.

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  6. Must my Nin Dob be the same with my jamb Dob?

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    1. Must my NIN date of birth be the same with my Jamb Dob pls

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  7. good day sir, I've already registered for JAMB 2021 but I didn't know that my NIN was carrying the wrong year of birth until I went for UTME registration and I saw it, I was confused because I've done my NIN about 4years ago. How do I correct this please? because I've already registered.

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    1. To correct date of birth on the JAMB, go to the nearest JAMB office.

      To correct date of birth on NIN, go to the nearest NIMC branch.

      Read the posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/how-to-correct-names-data-on-national.html

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  8. Sir I've got some issues with date of birth and even liking to change my state of birth could it be possible nevertheless, I've had my jamb registration done?

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    1. You can edit that on your National ID card.

      Use the guide in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/how-to-correct-names-data-on-national.html

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  9. Please the name i have on my weac is different from the name on my NIN,so i did NIN modification,so when i generated my jamb profile code it was still bearing the same name that is on my NIN,so what can i do?i have written jamb with the name that is on my NIN,but the name is different from the name on my waec...

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    1. When JAMB starts correction data, make sure you do correction of names.

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    2. Good morning sir, i wrote jamb last year, the name on weac is Uche Faith Chiamaka while the one on jamb is Uche Faith Chiamaka due to my nin.sir is there a problem on that,if there is and i change my name now will it reflect on my jamb portal

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    3. You have to do the change on the JAMB portal first. To do that, you go to the nearest JAMB office. If you want to do the changes on NIN, you will go to NIMC separately.

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  10. Pls the state of origin I have on my NIN is different from the one on my jamb and I have already changed it through my nin I want to know if the change will automatically reflect on my jamb.

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    1. JAMB will also open change of data registration. Use that too.

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    2. Please sir , have go for my name modification on my NIN which have not reflect on my NIN profile and jamb registration is close ,will I have to use the one on it before or the one I just remit

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    3. You will wait for it to reflect first. JAMB registration will starts Feb 19 and will take a few weeks before it closes. So, there will be enough time. Don't get the profile code until it reflects.

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  11. Enter your comment...sir I went to jamb for change of middle name which was as a result of wrong credentials during NIN registration. they said jamb don't do "change" of name
    pls what else can be done

    if I rectify it at NIN will it reflect on my profile

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    1. Then, ask JAMB who does the change so you can go there.

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  12. Pls sir i changed my middle name to my first name in my nin ....i want to know if it would reflect to my jamb automatically

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    1. You still have to go to JAMB office to do the same.

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  13. Please sir, my waec is carrying a different name from my nin, sir please can u tell me how to Change it and the requirements for it

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    1. It depends on the one you wish to change. You can change the names on NIN at NIMC office in your locality. You can go back to your school to apply through your school for WAEC correction of name.

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  14. Good day sir, i made a mistake on my DOB during NIN registration. I used it for jamb registration because I was running out of time. After the exam i corrected the mistake. But it still haven't reflect on my jamb portal. Will it affect my admission for this year?

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    1. It won't affect your admission if you can just go to the nearest JAMB office to do correction of the date of birth now.

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  15. The date of birth in my waec is different from the one in my nin and the one in my jamb profile shows the one in my nin sir what can I do

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    1. Just do the change your JAMB at the JAMB office to help with the admission first. After that, you can change the one on NIN at NIMC branch around you.

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  16. Please can i register for JAMB While having mistake of Date of Birth on my NIN?

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    1. It's better you correct that error first. But if you don't, you have to correct that on the JAMB portal when UTME result is out.

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  17. Please I make changes on local government of origin on nin pls will it reflect on my jamb profile and school?

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    1. You have to do the same change on the JAMB portal at the nearest JAMB office. And also, edit your post UTME form to make the same change on the school portal.

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    2. Sir pls I have already registered for jamb this year but later figure out that there is mistake in my state of origin and local government and it is this Nin I used for my jamb registration pls can still change it and how

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    3. Yes, you can change them. After the UTME results are all out, go to JAMB office and do the correction.

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  18. Pls sir am trying to create my jamb profile code and it is saying dat the nin has already been used
    Is there no other way to create it pls

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    1. Did you apply for last year UTME? Did you use the same phone number used lat year to send the new SMS? Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/2019-jamb-utme-answers-to-your-questions.html

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  19. Please if the names in my JAMB and NIN are thesame but slightly different from the one in my WAEC, will it affect my jamb registration process?
    If it will,please how can i solve the problem?

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    1. It won't affect JAMB registration. But it may affect you when you get to school. Your school wants your names to be the same on both the JAMB and O'level result. To correct errors in the name on your O'level, read the two posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/utme-errors-with-name-email-date-of.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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  20. I have a quetsion quite similar to the one above
    Pls what if the names in my JAMB and WAEC are thesame but slightly different from the one in my NIN, will it affect my jamb registration process?

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    1. The names on NIN should be the same as the one on the JAMB because JAMB takes the names from your NIN

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  21. Pls Sir my name is written JACOB THANKGOG on my nin instead of JACOB THANKGOD, and all my documents is JACOB THANKGOD, if i write jamb is it going to affect me?

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    1. Before registering for JAMB, correct the names.

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  22. Can I used the nin I registered for last year's jamb in the registration of this year's jamb

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    1. Sure, you'll use the same. Your NIN won't change and you can't collect two.

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  23. If my details on my nin is different from my NCE and o level can i still be apply for Direct entry this year?

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    1. No. First correct your NIN to what is on your credentials and make sure it's updated before you register for DE

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  24. pls sir,Will jamb allow DOB different from the one on my NIN

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  25. I took jamb last year with my NIN,now I'm unable to secure another profile code for another registration! What's your take!

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    1. When tis year JAMB form opens, you will use the same profile code used last year.

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  26. Good afternoon sir, please I have been unable to get my profile code , thou I did jamb last year but I'm using a different MTN number to linked to my nin to get the code but it still isn't working . What can be done sir ? Please.

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    1. You don't have to collect a new profile code. You're using the same profile code. If you eventually use another number but with the same NIN, it will still send back the last year profile code. So, go and use the old profile code to get this year JAMB PIN and register. Read the post below for better explanation.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/using-last-year-jamb-profile-code-is-it.html

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  27. Pls I registered for jamb last year (2021) easily,but this year (2022) I tried to get my profile code but it keeps on showing error,pls what should I do to get my profile code.

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    1. It's general. Try at night or early in the morning. If 55019 doesn't work, try 66019.

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  28. Hello sir
    Please I want to ask if Jamb take state of origin from NIN too just like they take name ad DOB?

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  29. Pls sir I registered jamb last year and I discovered that my date birth on nin is different from the one on my waec so I did correction of date of birth and it has taken effect on nin portal but when I went and register jamb this year it was still showing the old date of birth,pls sir will it take effect later or what should I do pls sir I need help

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    1. You will go to the JAMB office, when changing of data starts, and change it it too on the JAMB portal.

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  30. Sir, I'm just about to write JAMB but I'm hearing some rumor that if my nin is not up to 3 months I can't register for JAMB. Is it true? I need help sir...

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  31. Sir, I registered for nin and I was told if it not up to 6months I can't use it. Have been trying to get my code with it but nothing yet more than three times can I use my mom nin

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    1. No, you can use your mum NIN. Send your FULL NAME and NIN to [email protected] After that, wait for a day and retry. NIMC will work on it so you can get the profile code.

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  32. Sir please i got my profile code after whivh i changed my last name what can i do

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    1. You will go to JAMB office after JAMB results are released and do change of name too.

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  33. Can I do changing of name after jamb registration

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    1. Please sir I'm having the same challenge, how do I go about it?

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    2. Go to JAMB office after results are release and do change of names.

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  34. I mistakenly sent my brother's nin with my sim card to jamb and now he want to use can it be changed so that he can use it to register jamb

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    1. You should use another SIM to send your own NIN. You can't use your brother NIN for JAMB

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  35. Last year I registered my jamb with my moms NIN because I was underaged but with my own phone number and I want to rewrite JAMB, please how can I still recover my profile code

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    1. You're going to use the same profile you used to obtain form last year for this year too. If in doubt, visit the nearest JAMB office to complain.

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  36. I registered for jamb last year with my NIN and got my profile code. I want to register this year with the same NIN but with a different number and it's not working.

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    1. It won't accept new number. Use last year profile code to obtain this year JAMB too.

      Read the posts below for better understanding

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/2-quick-methods-to-retrieveget-back.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/using-last-year-jamb-profile-code-is-it.html

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    2. Pls sir what can I do if my nin name is different from my jamb name but d mistake I make was dat I hv gotten d jamb profile

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    3. JAMB names will be the same on NIN because JAMB takes the name from NIN

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  37. Can I use any sim for jamb profile

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    1. You can use your SIM, SIM of your parents or relatives that you can always have access to.

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  38. I registered jamb last year with a phone number, later I lost the number and I did everything possible to get it back but it failed because it was not my photo on the Sim,( I got the Sim already registered), then I bought a new Sim and registered it by myself. I f I send my NIN now to 55019 it replies that my NIN has been registered to that old unrecoverable number, please what should I do, I don't want to miss this year jamb

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    1. You will use last year profile code for this year JAMB too

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    2. Good afternoon sir. My brother registered for nin but mistakes was made in gender and date of birth. Payment have been made for necessary corrections and he has gotten his jamb form already. Can he proceed to registration?

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    3. Yes, he can do the JAMB registration. When his result is out, let him go to JAMB office to do change of gender and date birth.

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  39. Hello sir, I send my NIN to 50199 but it's just replying no record found but it's not up to 6 month I did the NIN. I don't know what's wrong sir. Is it that I can't use it

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    1. Ok. To solve that problem, follow the guide in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2022/03/how-to-send-email-to-nicm.html

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  40. Pls my brother has registered for NIN and collected the slip, but when he got to jamb registration center he was told that the NIN is not valid and that he should go and link it with his bank account, we both went to the bank to link the NIN at the bank, but the bank said it is still not registered, and we went back to the NIN registration center and we were ask to pay a sum of 4k to process it, for it to be registered. Pls sir at this point I am confused, they are really fustrating us in this country. Pls I need your help on this. Thank you.

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    1. Do exactly what NIMC told you to do. Sorry for the mess.

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  41. Sir please I already have my last year's profile code and I want to register for this year's jamb, is there anything else I'd have to go with to the jamb registration center?

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    1. Use the same profile code for this year too. Nothing else.

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  42. afternoon sir ,i did correction of name through the jamb state office so i could be able to print/sumbit my NYSC premobilization form for batch B STREAM 1,when should i expect this chnages to reflect so i can submit/print....its been one week now and can i meet up for the NYSC batch ?

    thanks.

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  43. Sir, is it true that we're not using email for jamb this year?

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    1. No, you are not using email. You will later link your email to JAMB portal using the method in the guide below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/10/how-to-link-email-to-jamb-profile-to.html

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  44. Please I used different states for my NIN and jamb. Can it affects me

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    1. No way. NIN state is usually the same on the JAMB slip. Check again.

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  45. I mistakenly used the phone number I used for Utme in 2016 to get profile code and pin for 2022 DE and the registration has refused to go. Please what do I do?

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    1. Refused to go? How? Did you you get the profile code by sending NIN to 55019? If not, you should get a new profile code by sending the NIN to 55019. Then, use that to buy a new PIN and use it for the registration.

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  46. Sir can I change the date of birth on my jamb registration slip.

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    1. Yes. After JAMB results are out, go to JAMB office to do the correction of date of birth.

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  47. Sir Must the date of birth on my NIN tally with the one on my jamb registration slip

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    1. It's the that on your NIN that JAMB will show on your JAMB

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  48. Sir, I changed my NIN name from Agha Prince Daniel to Agha Daniel Martin because my waec result is Agha Daniel Martin but I went to change name on JAMB, JAMB is saying name is too different. My JAMB name is Agha Prince Daniel I want to change it to Agha Daniel Martin

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    1. Yes, you can change them. After the UTME results are all out, go to JAMB office and do the correction.

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  49. Sir I used another state of origin for my Jamb registration which is not the same with my NIN, then I thought it wouldn't be an issue but now I was thinking maybe I should change the one in my NIN so that they would be the same or won't it be a problem if I leave it.

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    1. It's the state of origin on your NIN that is appearing on your JAMB. Check both document again.

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  50. Please sir my own case is different the email address I use to register NNIN have already use it for 2019 jamb

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    1. So, what exactly is your question or the issue?

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