May 22, 2024
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To change the JAMB name linked with the National Identification Number (NIN) in 2023, follow these steps:

  1. Write down the wrong name and the name you want to change it to on paper: Clearly document the incorrect name and the desired new name on a piece of paper.
  2. Visit a computer cafe or CBT center: Go to a computer cafe or CBT center near you and inform them that you want to perform a JAMB name correction. Provide them with the necessary details, such as your JAMB registration number and the corrected name.
  3. Pay the required fee: There is a fee associated with the JAMB name correction process. The fee is N2,500.
  4. Wait for the name to be updated: The name change will not be reflected immediately on the JAMB portal. It may take some time for the change to propagate on the portal and your documents. Check your profile after 10 minutes, as the effect would have been made.

Please note that JAMB does not allow addition or removal of names or any other changes except for misspelled names.

If you have registered for JAMB in previous years, you will not be able to use the USSD method for name correction. Instead, use the alternative method provided by JAMB, which requires an internet-enabled device (laptop or phone), data, and your JAMB profile email address and password.

JAMB Change of Name via SMS

  • Before you proceed to complete your registration at the CBT centre.
  • Once you notice your name has been wrongly written, slot in the SIM card you used to create your profile on the phone.
  • Send a message to 55019 following the blow format.
  • SURNAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME. These should be the new names you are willing to change to. Please don’t send the wrong name as an SMS again.

When will it be corrected on my profile?

Immediately, the message is successfully sent. Check your profile after 10mins. The effect would have been made.

What else can be done with this code?

Checking your UTME result. If you are short of data on your phone, you can also use the code to view your score. Don’t dial the code; send SMS only.

JAMB change of name FAQ

Below are some of the frequently asked questions on JAMB correction of names.

Can I lodge complaints with this code?

If you do, you won’t be responded to. Instead, visit the nearby CBT centre or JAMB office and complain to them. You can also check the support centre for help.

Can it work after doing my bio-metrics?

No, if you’ve finished your registration and you forget to correct the name, go and write the exam now, come back and pay a sum of two thousand five naira (2,500) to edit online.

How To Correct Your Name On JAMB Portal

  • Write down the wrong name and the name you want to change it to on paper and go to any computer cafe or CBT centre near you.
  • Tell them you want to do JAMB name correction and give them the details needed. It’s not free, by the way.
  • The name won’t start showing immediately, and it will take some time to propagate on the portal and your documents.

When will it be corrected on my profile?

Immediately, the message is successfully sent. Check your profile after 10mins. The effect would have been made.

What else can be done with this code?

Checking your UTME result. If you are short of data on your phone, you can also use the code to view your score. Don’t dial the code; send SMS only.

In conclusion, if you need to change the JAMB name linked with your NIN in 2023, follow the steps outlined above. By doing so, you can correct any errors made during the JAMB registration process and ensure that your correct name is reflected on your JAMB profile and documents.

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