The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the body responsible for conducting the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Nigeria. The exam, usually taken by prospective students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, is considered one of the most important exams a student could undertake.
The results of the JAMB examination are usually released a few days after the examination has been concluded. There are a few ways to check your JAMB result, and one of those is through SMS. This article will guide you through the process of checking your JAMB result through SMS.
Step 1: Register your Phone Number with JAMB
Before you can receive your JAMB result through SMS, you need to have registered your phone number with JAMB. During the registration process, you would have been required to provide your phone number, so if you did that, then you are good to go. However, if you did not provide your phone number during the registration process, you can add your phone number to your profile by following the steps below:
- Visit the JAMB website at https://www.jamb.gov.ng/
- Click on the “Create e-facility account / login” button
- On the next page, click on “Create An Account”
- Fill in the necessary information, including your email address and phone number
- Click on “Verify Email”
- Check your email for the verification link and click on it
- You will be redirected to a page where you can set your password
- Once you have set your password, you will be redirected to your JAMB profile
- Click on “Edit Profile”
- Add your phone number and click on "Save"
Step 2: Purchase JAMB Result Checking Card
To check your JAMB result through SMS, you will need to purchase the result checking card. The result checking card is usually sold at designated banks and JAMB offices. The cost of the card may vary depending on the vendor. Once you have purchased the card, scratch the silver panel at the back to reveal the pin.
Step 3: Send an SMS with your details
To check your JAMB result through SMS, send an SMS with the following details:
- The word RESULT
- Your JAMB registration number
- The PIN on the JAMB result checking card
Example: RESULT 12345678AB 1234567890
Ensure that there is a space between RESULT, your JAMB registration number, and the PIN on the JAMB result checking card.
Step 4: Wait for a response
After sending the SMS, you should receive a response from JAMB with your result. The response usually includes your overall score, subject scores, and whether or not you have been offered admission.
Checking your JAMB result through SMS is a convenient option for students who prefer to receive their results on their phones. The process is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is ensure that you have registered your phone number with JAMB and purchased the result checking card. With just a few steps, you can check your JAMB result and know your chances of gaining admission into your preferred institution.