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Can I Register JAMB Without NIN (UTME/DE)?

No NIN, no JAMB?

I have been getting calls and comments asking whether candidates can register for JAMB without NIN.


There is a need to ask this question because, if they're not allowed to register JAMB without the NIN, they may need to let this year's JAMB form go eventually.


JAMB insists on NIN. Yet, most candidates have been disappointed in getting their profile codes by sending the required message to 55019.


The complaints were so many that I have dedicated a post, "Solutions to Complaints on Profile Code and SMS to 55019" to answer a few well-known challenges and the ways-out.


Also, very many candidates have been able to register the National ID cards. Some of these candidates are still unable to have their printouts i.e enrollment slips (to date).


And of course, without the enrollment slip, you may not have access to the NIN that will be used to get the profile code, which in turn, will be used to buy the PIN.


The question at hand is, will it be possible to register JAMB without the NIN?

No JAMB Registration Will Be Possible Without NIN

Whether you're picking up the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or Direct Entry (DE) form, you're required to begin the process using your NIN.


This is necessary because JAMB doesn't want candidates to fill their application forms afresh. Instead, the board prefers using your existing data, with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to complete the registration.


If not for the processes involved in the JAMB registration this year, bringing the JAMB's database with that of NIMC's, it could be easy or possible to start and complete your registration without NIN.

Precesses Being Adopted by JAMB to Register Candidates this Admission Year and After

Below are the processes JAMB follows this year and henceforth to register prospective admission seekers.


  1. Candidates, just like every Nigerian, are to register with NIMC (if they're yet to)
  2. An enrollment slip will be given to candidates on completion and activation of their ID cards. These slips will contain 11-digit numbers called National Identification Number (NIN)
  3. This NIN will be texted to JAMB for the board to fetch your data from NIMC's database.
  4. The prescribed message to send is "NIN (space) Your NIN"  to 55019 e.g NIN 86155829004 
  5. After getting the profile codes, candidates will buy ePINs with this number at any designated offline and online platforms e.g Remita, Qucikteller, NIPOST, Banks, cafes, CBT centers, etc
  6. After buying the e-PINs, candidates will proceed to any nearby CBT centre for registration.
  7. At the CBT centre, the attendants will only ask for the names of schools and courses you wish together with the interested exams town/area. Every other information must have been displayed on the screen as generated/fetched from your National ID card. These include names, date of birth, address, state, the local government of origin, gender, and a few other information.


With the above-detailed method for the year UTME/DE registration and those coming, you may not be able to complete your application unless you have NIN.


In other words, no new method (at least not yet), you can use to register JAMB without NIN.


NIN is still compulsory except otherwise discontinued later. 

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