Hey SAVANT! welcome to today’s episode of my “JAMBPEDIA SERIES” here we will concern ourselves with all there is to know on changing of Phone number in JAMB, and the right steps to take in cases of lost sim… STAY TUNED!
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Therefore, any mistake, either by means of using a wrong phone number or the phone number of a friend or someone you know who you cannot reach any more, or used a lost sim, the consequences could be dire.
But some students already find themselves in this quagmire of either misplacing their phone number, having their Sim blocked or using someone else’s phone number that they can no longer reach.
I was contacted by a student who used the phone number of his Boss to register for JAMB, but unfortunately he (the Boss) travelled out of the country and since then, the line could not be reached, and I am pretty sure there are many other students currently facing similar challenges…
…that was the motivation for this guide today, here I will attend to the various forms these issues can surface as, all you have to do now is, take a glass of chilled water and read through diligently as take you on this journey. ENJOY!?
Can I change The Phone Number/SIM I Used To Register For JAMB?
This is because the number used for JAMB unlike how it was done in previous years is directly linked with the students data through NIN and as such cannot be changed, at least not from the student’s end.
This was expressed by JAMB through her official twitter handle (JAMBHQ) as shown in the image below…
So, does this mean that there is no possible solution to this error, or I should forget about this year’s JAMB?♀️
NO, not at all, there are some steps you can take to resolve this issue, I will guide you through what to do based on your peculiar situation
How To Change JAMB Phone Number
The steps to take depends on the technicality of the circumstances, below is how you can Fix JAMB phone number issues for various cases.
1. Lost/Misplaced The Sim You Used To Register For JAMB
If the number you used to register for JAMB is yours, but for some reasons the number was blocked, lost or Misplaced, the best solution would be to retrieve the SIM from your Network service provider (SIM WELCOME BACK).
Although this process is not as easy as it once were, it is still the safest option for this category of students, all you have to do is make sure you still have your sim pack (If you don’t, you will have to pay extra for affidavit), your National Identity card and remember at least four (4) numbers you usually call.
With these three things, your SIM will be retrieved in no time, and you can start enjoying all the benefits that comes with having an active Phone number for JAMB.
Will I Need To Pay Anything To do SIM Welcome Back??
Yes, if you have your sim pack with you, you will only pay N1000 for the service, else you will pay an additional N1500 for affidavit, making your total expenses somewhere around N2500.
But this would only work for student who did use their own for number for JAMB but along the line misplaced it, what about students that used someone else’s phone number to register for JAMB.
This brings us to the second category of students that would want to change JAMB Phone Number…
2. Used Someone Else’s SIM To Register For JAMB
If the sim you used to register for JAMB is not yours, but belongs to somebody else, the best solution is to go to JAMB office closest to you, to initiate JAMB Change of Phone number.
All you have to do to change JAMB Phone Number is…
- Stroll into any JAMB Office close to you
- You will be asked to provide an affidavit stating that the Old Phone number you used for JAMB belongs to you
- After that, you will be asked to thump print to verify your identity
- Once the verification is complete, you can now supply your new phone number for the Change to be done.
- Once the change is successful, you can now use that new phone number for all your JAMB proceedings.
With this, I guess you now know what to do to change JAMB phone number for 2024.
Can I use another phone number to register JAMB?
Yes, you can use another phone number that is not yours to register for JAMB, but it is better you register a new sim if you don’t have one to avoid stories.
Can I Use One Phone To Register For Two JAMB?
YES, you can register for JAMB again using the same phone number, but you cannot use one phone number more than twice to register for JAMB.
Can I use another number to get my profile code?
NO, you cannot use a number that was not used to register for JAMB to retrieve your JAMB profile code, but if the number has not been used before for JAMB, and it is your first time registering for JAMB, you can use another number.
If you lost your the Phone number you used for JAMB you can easily retrieve the sim back, but if the number you used was not yours then you will have to go to JAMB office for assistance.
This will be all for now, I understand you may have a question or two to ask, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!
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