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Common Registration Mistakes Made by JAMB Aspirants in 2023

As candidates prepare to register for JAMB 2024, candidates must know about common registration mistakes so as to avoid them easily. We’ve compiled some common registration mistakes made by various candidates over the years, to assist you in preparation for this year’s UTME, DE Registration.

Getting profile code with a used phone number

The first step in JAMB registration is getting your profile code. This is done by sending your NIN to 55019. However, candidates are not to use a SIM that has already been used to JAMB registration before, but a new number. This does not apply to candidates who have done JAMB before, as they will use the same profile code if they want to write again, provided it is already linked to their NIN.

The problem with using a used phone number to carry out this process is that you’ll receive the same profile code as the previous year, this makes it difficult to access your JAMB profile later on.

It is not compulsory that the new number was registered in the candidate name, only the name on NIN is relevant.

Wrong subject combination

Wrong JAMB subject combination is another common mistake being known to JAMB aspirants during JAMB registration, the main problem with this is that it is irreversible. This is why JAMB ask candidates to familiarise themselves with the JAMB IBASS system which contains the Brochure, Syllabus and Correct subject combinations for each institution.

Using a stranger’s details to Register

In certain cases, candidates tend to use a stranger’s phone number or email to register for UTME, at times, it could be the CBT center operator’s phone number or email. The problem with this is that in the long run when you need to use the phone number or email to access your account or check result, these phone or email become inaccessible and it also make candidates vulnerable to scammers.

It is then advisable to get a new SIM ready for the registration from now, and also create a new email that you’ll use for this year’s JAMB UTME/DE registration.

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Choosing unaccredited courses

This is actually a rare case, but it doesn’t make it insignificant. There are some schools that may have lost accreditation for certain programs (courses), and unknowingly to aspirants, they do go on to choose these courses which are not available in a certain institution. For this, networking with students of the school who are currently studying could be an effective way of getting current information concerning accreditations.

NIN issues

Recall that JAMB has announced that use of NIN is compulsory for aspirants who are willing to participate in this year’s examination, hence, those who have not got their own are to approach the nearest NIMC Centre to apply for NIN, and if there’s a mistake, make necessary corrections.

Is there something I’ve not covered in this article? Do well to mention it in the comments section.

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A. A. Badmus is a seasoned Educational Consultant that assist students in processing admission into schools in India and Nigeria. Currently studying Nursing at OAU Ile-Ife and passionate about serving accurate and timely information to admission seekers as well as students at large. I write about Education, Tech and Health.

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  1. Well done sir. I have a question sir. Since I’ve done utme before and also prepping for this year’s I’ll have to use my old profile code. I changed my name on nin not quite long and I’m wondering if I use the previous profile code will it draw my previous name from nin or the name I updated it to on nin sir?

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