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How To Correct Name On JAMB Portal 2023/2024 (Pro Tip)

How To Do JAMB Correction Of Name, Deadline: I made a mistake in my name when I was registering for JAMB, is there a way I can correct it?, How to correct Mistake made in JAMB Name and other Bio-data?, when is the deadline to do JAMB correction of name and other data?.

Hey SAVANT! In today’s write-up, I will show you how to correct name on JAMB (correction of Name) Portal for student who either just registered for this year JAMB or registered for JAMB years back. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

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JAMB correction of data option

Making error or mistakes is not new to us, we even have a saying that to “Err is Human“, but the real problem is not in making a mistake, the real problem is whether or not these errors are irreversible or not; can be corrected if made?‍♀️.

Luckily for you, the answer is Yes, you can correct the mistake you made in your Name when registration for JAMB.

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Read Also: How To Correct Mistake Made In JAMB Registration (Name, DOB, Gender, LGA)

How to do this may be alien to you, but that is why I am here, In Today’s Episode of my JAMB doctor Series, I will try to demystify the process of JAMB correction of Name to you and answer other questions that may be related this, such as…

a. What is JAMB Correction of data deadline?

b. JAMB Correction of Name 2015?

c. JAMB Correction of Bio-data Online Portal?

d. Can I still correct my wrong name I entered during JAMB Registration?

If at the end of this write-up I don’t completely satisfy the information you needed, feel free to use the comment box just below this post… ENJOY!!!

JAMB Correction Of Name

JAMB Correction of Name
JAMB Correction of Name

JAMB correction of name can be done for two category of students, these categories are

  1. Students who Registered for JAMB in 2021 or 2022 and
  2. Students who registered for JAMB some years back, beginning from 2020 downward, that is 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 e.t.c

The method you use will be depending on the category you fall in, luckily for you, I will be discussing both method of JAMB correction of name here, all you have to do from your end is to sit back take a glass of chilled water as you join me on this Journey.

Read Also: How To Contact JAMB For Complaint & JAMB Offices

How Correct Name in JAMB?

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JAMB has made it very easy for student who registered for this year (2023).

To be able to do correction of name, you will need the sim you used when you registered for JAMB and at least 50 Naira in the sim, if you have these two things ready, then you can follow this guide.

This method is via USSD and you will need to slot that Sim into a working mobile phone to be able to use this method, that is, if of course the Sim was not in a phone before now.

With all said and done, here is how to apply for JAMB correction of Name using USSD (without data).

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How To Correct Your Name In JAMB via USSD

To correct your name in JAMB, simply send a message containing your CORRECT FULL NAME (this time do well to double check so you won’t be making same mistake for the second time) to 55019 in this Format: SURNAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME. with comma ” , “ in-between them

For example, ELENBALULU, GABRIEL, EBOSEREMHEN to 55019. Here, ELENBALULU is the Surname, GABRIEL is the Second name and EBOSEREMHEN the middle name.

LIKE I SAID BEFORE:

This method is strictly for student who sat for JAMB this year (2023/2024), then what about student who must have registered for JAMB some Years back, like 2022, 2021, 2020, 2016 and so on and so forth?.

Good question, Students in this category will not use USSD to correct their name, instead they will have to the alternative method provided by JAMB to do Correction of Name, to be able to do this, you must have a device that can access the internet (Laptop or Phone), data and your JAMB Profile Email Address and Password.

If you don’t have JAMB profile login details, probably because as at the time you sat for JAMB they was no room for online student portal, they is no need to worry, because you can easily create a new account with JAMB and still follow this process.

Read Also: How To Change JAMB Subject Combination After Registration

How To Do JAMB Correction Of Name for 2022 downward

If the year you registered for JAMB is from 2022 downward, then you can follow this method to correct your name in JAMB.

Don’t worry, you can thank me later… This process will cost you 2, 500 Naira.

  1. First, Visit JAMB Student Portal Website @https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/efacility_/
  2. Next, You shall be required to create a profile via the Sign Up (New User) Page if you are a new user. For existing users, simply type in your login details (correct email address and password. To create your profile, you will provide your valid email address, surname, first name, Mobile No, State and LGA of Origin and password, then click on the Sign Up button. Each candidate is entitled to only one profile.
  3. Subsequently, you shall use your email address and password to sign in.
  4. Once logged in, you will be taken to the landing page where you will see all available services.
  5. Select “Correction of Data”. This is available on the side bar
  6. Once selected, the menu item “Names” will be revealed. Click this.
  7. Once you select this service, a Transaction ID is generated for this service. This will be displayed on the confirmation page screen.
  8. Review the details displayed on the Confirmation Page. Also, note the Transaction ID displayed in a bold red font. The Transaction ID is useful for all future references concerning the Transaction. A copy of this transaction ID will be sent to your registered email address.
  9. Click on the Continue button if you wish to pay with your card immediately. If you wish to use other payment channels like ATM, Cash at the Bank or Quickteller, please note the transaction ID as it will be required.
  10. On the Interswitch Payment page, enter your card details and click on the Pay button.
  11. The status of your payment will be displayed on the “My Payment Section” An SMS and email containing your unique Transaction Identification and payment status will be sent to you after payment. Click on the Continue button.
  12. Once payment is completed, you will be asked to provide the following:
    a. Year of Exam and
    b. JAMB Registration Number
  13. After entering the information correctly, your details will now appear.
  14. Please provide the new information in the boxes provided.
  15. After submission, an Indemnity Form will be displayed for printing.
  16. This is to be filled and taken to your institution for Approval.
  17. Your institution will be responsible for submission of the approved form to the JAMB state office.
  18. Once received, the Approved form will be uploaded to your profile. You will receive a notification when this is done.
  19. JAMB will now process your application. If Approved, your details will be changed as requested.

If you found the above process a little fuzzy, then check out my step by step approach on how you can carry out the payment process yourself… Stay tuned.

Step By Step Guide On How To Pay for JAMB Correction of Name

Here is a step by step approach on how to pay for JAMB correction of Name…

Jamb Caps Login Page
JAMB CAPS Login Page
  • You can click on the create an account button if you don’t already have a JAMB profile account, otherwise fill the box with your correct Email address and Password and click on the Login button
  • Once logged in, you will be taken to the landing page where you will see all available services as shown below…
jamb correction of data option
JAMB correction of data option
  • Select “Correction of Data”. This is available on the side bar or on the Home page
  • Select from the menu item Name.
  • You will be taken to a page where you will be asked to fill in Your Exam year and JAMB registration number, fill in this information appropriately
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how to correct mistake made in JAMB
  • You will be taken to a “Payment Choice dashboard” where you will choose your preferred payment method (I would recommend you use remita)
payment to correct mistake made in jamb
payment to correct mistake made in JAMB
  • Select the “Pay with Remita” button
Payment option on how to correct mistake made in Jamb
Payment option on how to correct mistake made in JAMB
  • preview this information, and make sure it correspond with the intended change you wish to make.
  • Confirm this Information“, you will be taken to the pay now page which is shown below, click on the pay now button.
pay now page to correct mistake made in jamb
pay now page to correct mistake made in JAMB
  • The status of your payment will be displayed on the “My Payment Section” An SMS and email containing your unique Transaction Identification and payment status will be sent to you after payment. Click on the Continue button.
  • Once payment is completed, you will be asked to provide the following: Year of Exam and JAMB Registration Number
  • After entering the information correctly, your details will now appear.
  • Please provide the new information in the boxes provided.
  • After submission, an Indemnity Form will be displayed for printing.
  • This is to be filled and taken to your institution for Approval.
  • Your institution will be responsible for submission of the approved form to the JAMB state office, and the rest is history

Frequently asked Questions

Can I Edit My JAMB Profile

YES, you can Edit your JAMB Profile (Name, Date of birth, Gender and Course/Institution), but to be able to do this you must have access to the internet, you will also be required to pay a sum of 2500 Naira.

How Much To Correct Name In JAMB?

It will cost you about 2,500 Naira to do JAMB correction of Name, but this is only applicable to student that will be doing this themselves, If you go to a cybercafé they will charge you more for this.

What Is Deadline For JAMB Correction Of Name

There is no deadline for JAMB Correction of Data, but if you made an error in your name, you must change it before Admission process and clearance for students starts.

Read Also: Differences Between JAMB CAPS Admission And School Admission

Key Takeaways:

Mistakes made in your name while registering for JAMB can be correct either through USSD or JAMB Online Student Portal depending on the year you registered for JAMB.

I understand you may have a question or two, do not hesitate to drop them here using the comment box below

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124 COMMENTS

  1. Sir.
    My question here is that I want to do correction of name in my jamb portal because presently now I’m using abbreviation and I want put it in full niw…is that possible and how do I go about it thank you

  2. Good afternoon sir, i have some questions to ask. I registered for jamb this year 2023. When i registered for my nin i made a mistake by using two names instead of three. And that is the two names jamb used for my registration. And I want to change the two names on my nin to three names because that is the three names i use in waec. If i correct the name on my nin will it change my jamb registration name. I want to change both the nin and the jamb name to my three names. I am writting my jamb exam next week, if i do the change of name after the jamb exam will it affect my admission. What should i do sir?

  3. I corrected name on Jamb in the month of March, is only my third name I added because other of my documents has it except my profile on Jamb. I did Jamb 2017, can it be approved? This is my first time correcting, how long will it take for it to start reflecting on my Jamb’s profile?

  4. Hello! I did correction of names in the month of March, I only added my third name because others of my documents as it but not on my profile in Jamb. Pls will Jamb approve it? Because this is my first time doing it, and also how long will it take to start reflecting on my profile?

  5. Hi. The correction of names can no longer be done via the portal. I’ll have to go to the jamb state office. Can you tell me the documents I should go with?

  6. Please I change my Surname on my NIN before I generate my profile code and it’s the old name I saw on my profile code and I went to write the jamb Exam in 2022 last year and I went to the Jamb office to Change my Name to the Correct Name on my Jamb and I got a text on my ‘Email that it is Rejected and I went back again to change it again ( it says I can only do Change of name just only one time and it’s not Changing Again please 🙏 I Beg You with the name of God what can I do to change my Jamb name to correct name on my NIN Please 🙏

      • Please I did correction of name at Jamb and it hasn’t reflected and it hasn’t been disapproved and I’m wondering if it because the correction of name on my NIN hasn’t reflected yet and the correction I did at an NIMC office is over 7 months… Please how do I go about it so that I can proceed for my screening

        • Hey Kristine, if JAMB disapprove your application for correction of name, it may be because of the irregularity of your NIN (as a referring document).

          I would recommended you recheck with NIMC to know why the change is yet to be effected yet.

          • So I went to the Nimc office where I did the correction and in their own database their it was showing the name that I corrected but I noticed that it was my old number that was lost was what was showing as my phone number and I have changed it since because the sim wasn’t sending me my profile code as at then but that was what I saw in their database …. Please what can I do now is that I should link the old sim to this one that I have on my jamb

    • pm sir am olamilekan i also have an error of name i have on my former nin salaudeen wariz ayomide while on my waec certificate i spelt it as salawu waris ayomide which is the correct one now i have gone to the nimc office to change the name to the correct one on my waec certificate now the problem here is that i went to jamb office at ikoyi on monday to correct the name which has been done successfully but it is yet to reflect on my portal but while at the jamb office a registrer there told me it will take a week or two for it to reflect and am seeing something like indemity form here on the article you have written i wasnt given any to fill now i need to register for my school post utme but because of this name stuff that is yet to reflect am unable to do that sir please what next because am afraid

  7. I was told because I just change my name on Nin it will take up to two weeks before it will reflect…
    Because of my name I have not been able to proceed at all
    Please sir advice

  8. I already have my admission sir I wrote jamb 2021/2022 session and both jamb and my school have given me admission and I don’t know why I wasn’t given any indemnity form when I did my correction of name like you mentioned in your platform

  9. Sir I also read on your article that an indemnity form will be filled but I didn’t fill such form I only made payment only and left that all

  10. And also sir how long does it take for the correction to reflect on your jamb profile and also what happens in a dilemma in which jamb doesn’t approve your request for correction of name

      • Okay sir i also read here on your platform that an indemnity form will be filled but when i did my correction of name I was not given such thing I only made payments that All and left

  11. Sir I read on your article that you will be given an indemnity form to fill but I was not given when I did my correction of name I only made payment that all why so sir

  12. Hi sir i got admission with three name but on my waec is two name so my university ask me to go and correct it on Nin and jamb so I have corrected it on my nin and also I pay for Correction of name on jamb so my question here is that are jamb going to change it from three to two name if no what do I do

  13. Hello sir, my name was misspelt on my nin so I went to correct it, then I took further steps by going to an approved jamb centre but still when I checked my jamb portal it still didn’t reflect the correct name. I decided to lay a complaint to the COSS but funnily enough when I typed in my registration number, my correct name popped up on the screen but still I am yet to get a reply from them on why it hasn’t reflected on my jamb portal. How long does it take?. I’m really confused

  14. I corrected my name still they made a mistake again. What is the next solution sir
    Hope it will not affect my NYSC.
    Cos undisclosed jamb regularization has Oyewole instead of Oyewale

  15. Hi sir, there was a mistake in my middle name So I was told to first change my name on my nin which I did.After that, I was told to register with the new name on my nin and I did that, i was also told to pay for change of name on the portal and I also did that and this was like 3 or 4 months ago, after that I checked the portal and my name was still the same.meanwhile, i read in the article you posted that we would be given an indemnity form to fill but it wasn’t given to me when I did the change of name.i just paid for it and left meanwhile when I checked again yesterday my name was still the same and when I asked they said because jamb hasn’t updated the portal.i’m so confused pls sir what should I do?

  16. There was a mistake in my lasy name and i already corrected it at the nimc center, I also went to jamb office and they gave me a form but the name on is still the same.. I also tried using the sms method but it’s saying wrong parameters

    • Hey Daniel, correction via SMS is currently deactivated, you have done all you needed to do, allow sometime for the correction to be processed.

      In due time, it would reflect on your profile.

      Cheers

    • Hey Ibrahim,

      Kindly visit the nearest JAMB office and apply for correction of data.

      Mind You: Application for correction of data is subject to approval as it can either be approved or disapproved.

  17. Sir mine is that I want to change my middle name , I have gotten admission but I couldn’t complete my e screening because of two different middle name and I have paid for change of name i was declined what can I do to rectify it sir I Don’t want to lose my admission.

    • Hey Adesewa, change of data is subjected to approval by the Board, your best bet would be go to any of JAMB states offices to know the exact reason your request was declined and refile.

  18. Sir my middle name was not spelt complete on my NIN after creation of profile code I went to NIN office to correct it and it has reflected on my NIN but it has not reflected in jamb and I have sat for the exam what is the way out

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