Activation of the JAMB portal for 2020 Correction of bio-data has created a lot of confusion among the admission seekers.
In this article, i will try as much as possible to clear the air on the issue of JAMB portal and things needed for correction of bio-data.
At the end of this post, you should be able to get one thing or another which will allay your fears as to what to do to make your application of correction of biodata a success.
Few Things You Should Know About the JAMB portal and Its Services
1. Non-Closure of the correction of Bio-data.
There is no specific date for the closure of Change of institution or course, i.e JAMB portal will remain open till 2021 JAMB form.
Having said this, all admission seekers should exercise some patience so as to make sure they don’t make change on multiple occasions.
Wait till the release of official cut off marks for your chosen course from your university of choice before you proceed with the corrections.
2. Change of data, Institutions, and Courses
It is an exercise opened by Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) to allow candidates who had made some errors during UTME registration do some corrections.
Candidates are at liberty to change courses or institutions earlier chosen and this can be done as many times as possible.
Candidate can change institutions and courses if a school has already offered him or her a course different from the one chosen in UTME.
In this case, the candidate will be instructed to effect a change of course to the new course before printing JAMB admission letters.
Other mistakes that can be corrected during this exercise include the name error (especially spelling mistakes), Gender (male/female), date of birth, state, and local government.
3. Who can make the correction of biodata and change of course and institution?
This is open to candidates who had made errors or mistakes while registering for JAMB 2020. Unless you deem it needed for your admission, you don’t have to do any change of data, institutions, and courses.
Where you think if you don’t change, it may affect your admission, consider doing it. For instance, if you score less mark than your school/course of choice will consider, it’s advisable you change to school/course that accepts the score you have.
If your proposed institution takes catchment areas serious in her admission selection. You may want to consider changing your local government to the one favored by them. Don’t choose a local government you’re not sure you can get her state of origin certificate or identification letter.
There may be the need to do a change of date of birth if you think your current age may affect you in the future e.g for NYSC mobilization, employment purpose, and so on.
JAMB allows you to do a change of name on her website through your JAMB profile. You will need to pay #2500 online for this service.
The correction of name may require you to submit your UTME printout and birth certificate to the JAMB branch office before it can be affected. This correction is, for now, allowed only at JAMB offices.
If however, you noticed the error in your names before going for the registration at CBT centre, send CORRECT (space) FULL NAMES to 55019. Use the same mobile line used to get your profile code. It will be corrected and the system will send you a response. You can now proceed to the registration centre.
4. How do I change institutions and courses on JAMB portal?
First, you don’t need to go to CBT center for any changes. You can do it at a nearby internet café or on your personal computer.
The only case that can take you back to CBT center is if an option is not made available in your JAMB profile. Cases like a change of name, date of birth or JAMB subject combination may take you back to CBT centre or better, JAMB office.
In the past years, you’re allowed only TWICE. Starting from the 2019/2020 admission year, you can change as many times as you want.
This will require a separate payment for each time.You can only do change of name, date of birth, gender, local government or state once.
5. You can Change all the previously chosen institutions and course
You can alter all institutions and all courses. There are four institutions and four courses. You can change all of them to new ones at the same price.
7. One Payment, Many services
The money you pay will be used to alter any or all institutions together with any (all) courses. In other words, you don’t have to pay separately for each change.
One payment effect all. Once your change(s) is/are submitted, you will need to pay another money for a new change.
Make sure you print out after completing the Change of Institutions/courses registration. The print out will display your previous choices above, and new choices below.
Note: you dont need the print out for admission Unless they ask for it, never should you give or submit it to any school. Just reprint your JAMB result (the original one) to display your new choices.
Conclusion on JAMB portal and 2020 JAMB change of Course and Institution
However, if you do your change of institutions late, the school may know, especially if JAMB is sending lists of students to them in batches.
That’s why it is advisable to do your changes at least two weeks before the closure of the post utme of the school you are changing to.
However, that is not going to affect the decision of your school on your admission. Don’t panic.
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