JAMB Change of Course and Institution Guidelines 2021 | Step By Step Procedure For Data Correction

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Here is the Latest Update On the JAMB Change Of Course & Institution as well as Data Correction for the year 2021: This article will discuss everything you must know on how to go about the JAMB Change of Course, the JAMB change of Institution, the correction of Names, Gender, State/LGA of Origin, passport photograph, UTME subjects, profile as well as the Date Of Birth correction. Therefore, in order to be guided properly on the change on course as well as the institution, carefully go through the content below:

Is the Jamb change of course & institution – Jamb Data Correction Form Really Out?


Based on the question above, we are here to inform all the prospective undergraduates who participated in the JAMB UTME for the year 2021 that the change of JAMB course, the institution, and also the Data Correction for 2021/2022 Academic Session has finally commenced.

Most candidates have grumbled about being admitted to a different course or institution from the exact one they initially applied for on Jamb Caps. Therefore, this article will guide such candidates on the exact thing they need to do if they find out that they were offered admission into a different institution or course.

The first predicament you will face when you have discovered such is whether to accept such admission or reject it. This is understandable in all consideration that admission into any higher institution in Nigeria is not that easy to come by. However, don’t rush to reject or accept any course been offered immediately. This article will advise you to do the following;

JAMB Change of Course and Institution

1. Always put the course/Institution into Consideration

Before you do anything that you will finally regret, ask yourself this question, Do I really have the academic suitability or fitness for this new course? Is my interest in this course really high? The reason is that it is pretty difficult to study a course you are never interested in. You may have to make few pieces of research on the course to know a little more about it and what it involves. Oftentimes, the reason some courses are not interesting or appealing is that we know little or nothing about the course.

After making basic researches on the course, and you finally discovered that you may not cope with the academic request on the course or still not interested in the course, I will definitely advise you to reject the course. It is far better for you to reject the admission immediately than end up not being able to graduate based on the fact that you can’t cope with it.

On the other hand, If you are finally convinced that you can cope with the academic request of the course. Then, it is advisable that you accept the course. The reason is that you are not sure if you would be given another admission if you reject this one. Unless, of course, you don’t mind sitting for another JAMB exam next year.

2. Apply For Immediate Jamb change of course & institution

Most importantly, after you have accepted the admission, make sure you change your initial course immediately to the exact course you have been offered to study. If it is a different institution that offered you admission, you have to also change your institution to the new one that has given you admission as first choice. If you did not, you would not be able to print your Jamb admission letter as well as the admission might be withdrawn.

If you as well reject the admission, then you don’t have to do anything. Your name will be available automatically in the admission marketplace for admission consideration.

How much is the Jamb change of course & institution Also the Data Correction Form 2021?

All candidates who are really interested in changing their institution or course should take note that the cost of the form is Two thousand Five Hundred Naira Only.

  • Price: 2,500
  •  CBT Center Charge: 100
  •  Total: N2,600

Therefore, all candidates who made series of mistakes while completing their forms during the JAMB UTME Registration can now make few corrections for the following categories:

  • Names Correction (This correction can be done only once)
  • The Passport Photograph Correction ( only done once)
  • Gender Correction (Once)
  • The UTME Subjects Correction (Done once)
  • Your State or LGA Correction (done once)
  • Jamb Profile Correction (Correction done once)
  • Institution or Course Correction (Correction can be done more than once with different payments)

As a matter of fact, Before you go on  to do that, please ensure you do the following;

  • Be certain of the Course or institution you would want to make changes to. Also, make sure that the course is also available in the institution using the JAMB Brochure.
  • Secondly, make sure that the institution you are changing to doesn’t usually have cut-off marks higher than your score.
  • Most institutions have a lot of candidates already, like the University of Ilorin. So ensure you have more than two (2) options, in case, your favored choice is not available, you can then take the next option.
  • Also, make sure you select a Course or Institution that is in line with your selected subject combination in order to avoid being screened out during your institution admission screening exercise.
  • Lastly, you must note that once the already completed form is submitted, you will NOT be able to make any further changes again.

The JAMB Change of Course and Institution / Data Correction Procedure.

All candidates should follow these procedures mentioned below to effect any of the changes outlined above:

  • Firstly, visit the JAMB official portal at http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/.
  • Log in with your personal Email and Password.
  • Tap on ‘Registration (2021 only)’ from the available list of services on the left side.
  • Furthermore, from the drop-down, choose ‘2021 UTME Data Correction‘.
  • Then proceed to make the payment.
  • Immediately after the payment is done, go to any of the closest JAMB offices or a Jamb accredited center to finally complete the process.

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