Can I change my JAMB name after admission?
Can I change my JAMB name after admission?

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the body responsible for conducting the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Nigeria. The UTME is a standardized examination taken by Nigerian students who want to gain admission into Nigerian universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. One of the frequently asked questions by candidates is whether they can change their JAMB name after admission. This article aims to provide answers to this question.

JAMB Name and Admission

During the admission process, candidates are required to provide their full name, date of birth, and other personal information. The information provided during the admission process is used to generate the candidate’s admission letter, and it is also used to verify the candidate’s identity during the matriculation ceremony. The name on the admission letter is used to identify the candidate during the admission process and the matriculation ceremony.

Candidates are advised to ensure that the information provided during the admission process is correct and matches their identification documents. Any error or inconsistency in the information provided can affect the candidate’s admission process.

Can I change my JAMB name after admission?

It is possible to change the name on a JAMB profile after admission. However, the process of changing the name on a JAMB profile is not straightforward, and it involves several steps.

To change the name on a JAMB profile after admission, the candidate is required to follow the steps below:

  1. Get a Sworn Affidavit

The first step in changing the name on a JAMB profile is to get a sworn affidavit from a high court. The affidavit should state the candidate’s correct name and the reason for the name change. The reason for the name change should be compelling and verifiable.

  1. Visit JAMB office

After obtaining the sworn affidavit, the candidate is required to visit the JAMB office with the following documents:

  • The JAMB admission letter
  • The sworn affidavit
  • A newspaper publication announcing the name change
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The candidate should request for a correction of the name on their JAMB profile and submit the required documents to the JAMB officials.

  1. Pay a fee

After submitting the required documents, the candidate is required to pay a fee to effect the name change. The fee for changing the name on a JAMB profile varies and is subject to change.

  1. Wait for approval

After submitting the required documents and paying the fee, the candidate is required to wait for approval from JAMB. JAMB will review the documents and approve the name change if it meets the required criteria.

Conclusion

In conclusion, it is possible to change the name on a JAMB profile after admission. However, the process of changing the name on a JAMB profile is not straightforward, and it involves several steps. Candidates are advised to ensure that the information provided during the admission process is correct and matches their identification documents to avoid any issues during the matriculation ceremony. Finally, candidates should be careful when changing their names to avoid any complications during the admission process.

By Sir Yormight

Hi, I'm Sir Yormight, and I'm passionate about education in Nigeria, particularly when it comes to helping students succeed in their JAMB exams. With 7 years of experience as an educator and 9 years as a blogger, I've had the privilege of sharing my knowledge and insights with countless students and parents. As someone who has personally experienced the challenges of JAMB exams, I understand how stressful and overwhelming they can be. That's why I'm committed to providing comprehensive and reliable information to students, parents, and educators through my blog. In addition to writing about JAMB exams, I enjoy staying active by hiking and practicing yoga. I also love exploring new cuisines and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope my posts can help you achieve success in your JAMB exams and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Can I change my JAMB name after admission?”
  1. I got admission through part-time study without jamb registration number and during my regularisation the official makes mistakes typing a name different from what was in my NIN and registered with it but along the line I was disqualified making me unable to regularised. Pls can my name be change correctly to what is in my NIN after creating a profile so that I can go for NYNC?

  2. I wrote my first name as middle for my school application form and first as first in my jamb. Will it affect my admission

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