The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has adopted an additional USSD registration code, 66019 to its already existing 55019 code, which had been operational since 2018, for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and its other services.
The Office of the Registrar of JAMB made the disclosure on Monday, in its weekly bulletin.
“This is to facilitate a hitch-free 2022 UTME/ Direct Entry (DE) exercise, by ensuring that there was no difficulty whatsoever, in the creation of profiles by candidates.”
“In essence, both codes are to be used to create profiles for the registration by candidates sitting for the 2022/23 examination.”
JAMB also disclosed that Candidates are expected to send their NIN, via either of the codes for their details to be pulled out from the NIMC database before they proceed to any accredited centre for biometric capturing.
On the planned introduction the use of a WhatsApp platform, as an additional support and complaint platform for clients, JAMB further disclosed that candidates and other stakeholders would have the benefit of instant messaging and solutions to whatever query they might have regarding any of the operations of the board.
“The platform is not meant to replace but complement the existing ticketing system, thereby expanding access to critical services among others,” JAMB stated.