Forgetting the password to any of your accounts is something that can happen to anyone and in most cases, it is easily reversible, so don’t beat yourself up about it.
With so many social media accounts, apps and websites, it’s hard to keep track of all your passwords. An easy way is to use one password for everything, but I strongly advise against that, it can be risky if your password falls into the wrong hands.
But as a student, certain passwords require much more care than your regular Facebook or Instagram account.
One of such is your Jamb password. You need to store it safely, but what happens if you lose it?
If you’ve written jamb examination and you’re struggling to access your jamb profile due to a forgotten password, then you need not worry anymore.
In this article, I’ll be showing you the easiest way you can reset your Jamb password via SMS.
If you’ve recently registered and sat for jamb examinations you’ll have a profile where you can access your results. Jamb is the primary body responsible for granting admissions into tertiary institutions, which means you’ll need your jamb password to access your profile on the jamb portal or CAPS to view your admission status and accept or reject your admission offer.
Just imagine that you’ve written post UTME for your desired university and the admission list is out, without your jamb password, you won’t be able to access your profile to check if you were offered admission.
You’ll need to login into your profile to accept and print the admission letter which will be needed during the screening process for new students.
In essence, a forgotten password means no admission and you’ll probably have to take another jamb exam.
But this scenario can be fully avoided with a simple password reset via SMS.
Well, of course, there are other means of retrieving your forgotten passwords like via email or through the “forget password link” available on the jamb portal.
But the issue is that most people do not remember the emails they used in registering or no longer have access to it.
Some used Yahoo mail for their profiles and they end up not receiving the reset link from Jamb. So using a simple SMS with any phone at all is the best option.
Some greedy cafe guys have even seized this as an opportunity to exploit young students, charging them ridiculous amounts, as high as 5000 Naira to help them reset their jamb passwords.
But with the method I’m about to show you, you’ll see that it’s as easy as ABC and you don’t need to visit a CBT centre. It also doesn’t matter whether you’re using Nokia 3310 or iPhone 11, because you don’t need data to do this.
Although there are three conditions you must meet to be able to perform this exercise.
- First, you must know your jamb email. You don’t necessarily need to log in to your email account or have access to it. Just know the email. If you don’t remember the email you used, check your exam slip or Jamb UTME slip
- Secondly, you must have the phone number you used for the Jamb registration. If you’ve lost the line, you can retrieve the line by doing a SIM welcome back from your network provider. Either Airtel, MTN, Glo or Etisalat. Visit any of their offices around you and carry a means of identification with your preferably your National identity card
- Lastly, you must be ready to spend at least 50 Naira. I would advise you to have up to 100 Naira in your account balance as a backup.
How To Reset Your Jamb Password Via SMS
Now without further ado, here’s how you can reset your Jamb password via SMS in two simple methods.
- Step 1: Make sure your phone is on and your battery is charged. You don’t want your phone dying in the middle of this exercise.
- Step 2: Recharge your phone with at least 100 Naira
- Step 3: Go to the “message” menu on your phone and send “password(space)email used for Jamb” to 55019 0r 66019″
Example: password [email protected]com to 55019 0r 66019
- Step 4: In less than two minutes, you’ll receive a message saying “Your request has been received and is being processed, you will get a response shortly. The service will cost you N50”
- Step 5: After you have received that message, 50 Naira will be deducted from your account and you’ll be sent another message after a few minutes containing your password. The message should look like the example below: ” Your new login details: email [email protected], Pwd: cand7ab5db”
- Step 1: Using the SIM card you used during your jamb registration, you can reset your jamb 9asaword by sending “Reset Password” to 55019 or 66019
- Step 2: Shortly after, you’ll receive a message with your new password
Aside from SMS, there are three other ways you can rest or retrieve your forgotten password. You do that through email, the jamb website, and by chatting with your Jamb support. You also don’t need to go to the cafe for this, you just need an Android phone and data. Let’s take a look at all three
How To Reset Your Jamb Password on the Jamb Website
To use this option, you must know the email you used to register and your date of birth
- Step 1: Visit the jamb website to access the jamb password reset link portal.jamb.gov.ng/eFacility./forgot
- Step 2: Enter your email address and date of birth
- Step 3: Click on the “get password” link
- Step 4: log in to your email and look for the message with the subject title
“ JAMB e-Facility – Password Reset”
- Step 5: Open the email and click on the “Reset my password” link
- Step 6: you’ll be taken to another page, enter your new password and click on “Change Password”
- Step 7: To know that your password reset was successful, you’ll receive a confirmation message from Jamb saying “Your Password Reset was successful. Proceed to login”
How To Reset Your Jamb Password Through Email
To use this method, you’ll need to have access to the email you used for your jamb registration, preferably a Gmail account. Remember that during registration, a message was sent from Jamb to your email containing your profile creation details including your name, date of birth and password. To retrieve your password via email, just follow these simple steps
- Step 1: Login into your email and in the search box of your Gmail account, type or search for “Profile creation details”
- Step 2: Open the email and scroll down to see your password
- Step 3: Copy the password and store it somewhere safe you can easily remember. You can then proceed to use it and log into your jamb profile
How To Reset Your Jamb Password Using Jamb Chat Support
If you’ve tried every other method and it didn’t work, then this is your last solution. Jamb has introduced chat support to help with whatever complains or issues you might have relating to your profile or the website. You can contact Jamb support and report that you’re having trouble resetting your jamb password and someone will reply to you with the inst6 that will help your reset your password.
The best time to use this feature is between Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm and you should get a reply within 2 to 3 working days. If you don’t get a reply, please visit an official Jamb Centre to complain.
As a student and university aspirant, your jamb password serves as a master key that allows you access to:
- Check you’re your Jamb result
- Check Jamb Admission status
- Print Jamb Admission letter
- Check Jamb Regularisation
- Check Matriculation list
- Check Jamb Profile O’level result upload
- Print Jamb original result slip
Seeing that your Jamb password gives your access to your profile and not just that, enables you to do the above-listed things. It’s important that your write down your password in your diary once you register for jamb, so you can always go back to it in case you forget. And if you do, we’ve made available the right information you need to retrieve or reset it.
Frequently Asked Questions
1: How do I log in to Jamb portal?
Logging into jamb portal is easy. Simply go to https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/eFacility./ And enter your username and password.
2: Can I log in to my Jamb Profile with my registration number?
Yes, you can. If you use the Jamb CAPS mobile app which can be downloaded from Google play store, you can log in to your Jamb profile with just your registration number.
3: What is Jamb Username and Password?
The email address you linked to Jamb e.g [email protected] is what serves as your username while your password is usually sent to your email after you have linked it to Jamb. The Password is usually in this format “cand*****” e.g cand6ef2gh