How to Book an Appointment with JAMB Online & via SMART Numbers

See How to Book an Appointment with Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Offices and Professional Test Centres (PTC) Online and via SMA(R)T (Vanity) Phone Numbers Using Mobile Smart Phones Nationwide for all JAMB e-Facility Services i.e Change of Course/Institutions, Correction of Data, Regularization, Registration e.t.c [Guidelines and Requirements Included].

Latest Update: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) wishes to inform all candidates desirous of visiting its offices for any transaction to book an appointment through phone as from Thursday 2nd July, 2020. (Continue Reading below to know how to book an appointment with JAMB offices and CBT centers with your mobile phone via call or sms)
This will ensure that the offices will be free from crowd, thereby maintaining the safety standard as rolled out by the NCDC. You can book an appointment with your MTN, Airtel, Etisalat and Glo NG Simcards.

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Due to the prevailing corona virus (covid-19) pandemic the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure seamless and efficient delivery of their service also proactively protecting both staff and clients, particularly tertiary education candidates and the general public while still maintaining the covid-19 rules and regulations has decided to launch a booking platform for all candidates and the general public who is need of any of the board service that requires physical contact.

According to our previous report, the board launched four (4) new innovations or platforms for bookings but will be using one as of now which is called the SMA(R)T Phone Numbers which we are going to cover in this post, they include:

1. The Online Appointment Booking-Platform
2. The One Time Password,
3. The Disinfectant Tunnel Sprayers and
4. the SMA(R)T phone numbers.

Read More about the whole details via the linkJAMB Launches Appointment Booking Platforms to Offices & Centers.


The JAMB Appointment Booking Platform is yet another COVlD-19-induced innovation aimed at ensuring that physical distancing, as a measure to curb the spread of the virus, is respected.

The platform would protect candidates, members of staff of the Board and other clients by ensuring that the number of clients to be attended to at the Board's offices nationwide is not above the stipulated number as directed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVlD-19 and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In this regard, the Board has structured the system in such a way that a candidate MUST secure an online appointment using the same SIM (Phone Number) used for UTME/DE registration by following the steps listed below:

  • A candidate can secure an online appointment, by dialing *55019# using the same SIM (Phone Number) that was used in registering for UTME/DE. This is different from the result checker and other services which are activated by sending SMS to 55019.
  • From the Drop-down MENU, a candidate selects STATE where he/she intends to access the required service.
  • Under STATE, the candidate has to pick a centre.
  • After picking a centre, date and time would be allotted to the candidate by SMS.
  • A candidate is expected to be at the centre not earlier than five minutes of the allotted time and not later than the actual time allotted to him/her.
  • Any candidate who is a minute late would be disqualified and he/she would have to secure afresh appointment.
  • The timing will be strictly adhered to as it is the only means to ensure that candidates do not congregate around the premises of the Board.
  • To complete the process at the centre on the scheduled time and date, a candidate MUST come with his/her  SIM (Phone Number) placed in a functional phone and an ATM card in case he/she needs to pay for any service(s).
  • If a candidate is required to make any payments at the centre, he/she must use an ATM card or go to the bank to make such payments. 
  • The Board is discouraging the use of POS for obvious COVlD-19- related reasons. As such, only electronic payments can be made on the Board’s platform as cash payment is not allowed.


SMA(R)T phone numbers popularly called ”vanity numbers”in other climes are very easy to remember. SMA(R)T (Vanity) numbers are artificial numbers based on the letters of the beneficial owner of the number.

The letters in the name of the owner are keyed once wherever they occur on the phone pad. For example, JAMB which is the name of the beneficiary in this instance would apart from 0700 which is the SMA(R)T-code in Nigeria ( for non-toll—free) have ”J” of JAMB on key ”5”, ”A” on key (12”, ”M” on ”6" and (IBM on ”2”.

Consequently, all SMA(R)T JAMB numbers would include 5262. Therefore all JAMB numbers in different offices are unified with 0700-5(J)2(A)6(M)2(B) before the 3 or 4 other numbers for the state or centre. This would make it easy for a candidate to remember the constant -0700—5262.

These dedicated numbers are meant to facilitate round-the-clock access to JAMB services.

All JAMB SMA(R)T phone lines would commence with ’0700’, followed by ”JAMB” and then the first three letters of each State with the exception of one or two States that did not follow the sequence of the first three letters. For instance, Abia State would have ’0700- JAMB—ABI’ as its phone number.

The Board is mindful of the fact that the normal eleven digit numbers are difficult to memorize but when it comes to SMA(R)T numbers, all a candidate needs to do is simply to add the last three letters of the State Capital of his choice to '0700—JAMB'.

NB: Members of the public are to note that these phone lines, while not  toll-free, would be accessible on all networks. 

JAMB SMA(R)T Phone Numbers and Interpretation for all the States Nationwide

SNo JAMB Office SMA(R)T NumberInterpretationof the
1 ABIA 0700-JAMB-ABI 0700-5262-224
2 ADAMAWA 0700-JAMB-ADA 0700-5262-232
3 AKWA-IBOM 0700-JAMB-AKW 0700-5262-259
4 ANAMBRA 0700-JAMB-ANA 0700-5262-262
5 BAUCHI 0700-JAMB-BAU 0700-5262-228
6 BAYELSA 0700-JAMB-BAY 0700-5262-229
7 BAYELSA (Otuoke) 0700-JAMB-BAO 0700-5262-226
8 BENUE 0700-JAMB-BEN 0700-5262-236
9 BORNO 0700-JAMB-BOR 0700-5262-267
10 CROSS-RIVER 0700-JAMB-CRS 0700-5262-277
11 DELTA 0700-JAMB-DEL 0700-5262-335
12 EBONYI 0700-JAMB-EBO 0700-5262-326
13 EDO 0700-JAMB-EDO 0700-5262-336
14 EKITI 0700-JAMB-EKI 0700-5262-354
15 ENUGU 0700-JAMB-ENU 0700-5262-368
16 FCT (Garki) 0700-JAMB-FCG 0700-5262-324
17 FCT (Fed Secretariat) 0700-JAMB-FSC 0700-5262-372
18 FCT (Kogo) 0700-JAMB-FCK 0700-5262-325
19 GOMBE 0700-JAMB-GMB 0700-5262-462
20 IMO 0700-JAMB-IMO 0700-5262-466
21 JIGAWA 0700-JAMB-JIG 0700-5262-544
22 KADUNA 0700-JAMB-KAD 0700-5262-523
23 KANO 0700-JAMB-KAN 0700-5262-526
24 KANO (Farawa) 0700-JAMB-FARA 0700-5262-3272
25 KATSINA 0700-JAMB-KAT 0700-5262-528
26 KEBBI 0700-JAMB-KEB 0700-5262-532
27 KOGI 0700-JAMB-KOG 0700-5262-564
28 KWARA 0700-JAMB-KWA 0700-5262-592
29 LAGOS 0700-JAMB-LAG 0700-5262-524
30 NASARAWA 0700-JAMB-NAS 0700-5262-627
31 NIGER 0700-JAMB-NIG 0700-5262-644
32 NIGER (JAMB/NCC) 0700-JAMB-NIM 0700-5262-646
33 OGUN 0700-JAMB-OGU 0700-5262-648
34 ONDO 0700-JAMB-OND 0700-5262-663
35 OSUN 0700-JAMB-OSU 0700-5262-678
36 OSUN (ILOBU ROAD) 0700-JAMB-OSO 0700-5262-676
37 OYO 0700-JAMB-OYO 0700-5262-696
38 OYO (IGBOHO) 0700-JAMB-OYGH 0700-5262-6944
39 PLATEAU 0700-JAMB-PLA 0700-5262-752
40 RIVERS 0700-JAMB-RIV 0700-5262-748
41 SOKOTO 0700-JAMB-SOK 0700-5262-765
42 TARABA 0700-JAMB-TAR 0700-5262-827
43 YOBE 0700-JAMB-YOB 0700-5262-962
44 ZAMFARA 0700-JAMB-ZAM 0700-5262-926


To call any of the numbers, all a candidate needs to do to attain the alphabets would be to simply dial, just once, the corresponding letters on the numeric keys. For instance, ’5’ would yield ’J’, ’K’ and ’L’ etc. Each number on the numeric phone key (from 2 to 9) would bear the letters under it.

Note that the letters dialed will be displayed as digits e.g: 0700-JAMB- ABI shall display as 07005262224 when dialed from the numeric phone keys.

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