Ensuring the accuracy of your personal information on your Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) profile is crucial for a smooth registration process. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the specific steps involved in changing or updating your name, phone number, email, and date of birth (DOB) for JAMB in the year 2024.
1. Correcting JAMB Name Details
If you need to make minor spelling corrections to your name during JAMB registration, the process is straightforward. Simply raise a ticket via the JAMB support center online or visit an accredited JAMB registration CBT center to get it done.
It’s important to note that complete name changes or significant alterations are not allowed. For instance, changing from “Daniel” to “Damola” or “Magdalene” to “Mary” is not permitted. You cannot add or delete a name already registered with JAMB, ensuring the consistency of your identity.
2. Change of Name Procedure for 2022 JAMB Candidates and Below
For those who wrote JAMB in 2022 or earlier and need to change their name, an indemnity form must be filled out. This form should be submitted to the institution and sent back to JAMB. This crucial step ensures that the name change is accurately reflected in the JAMB records.
3. Important Note on Name Changes
Even if you obtain a court affidavit and change your name with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) after writing JAMB, it’s essential to understand that JAMB will not automatically update your name. While your change of name may be valid, the records with JAMB will remain unchanged.
4. Changing Date of Birth
Changing the date of birth is typically not allowed, except in error-evident cases. To initiate a change of date of birth, a payment of 15,000 Naira is required at an accredited JAMB CBT registration center. It’s crucial to note that this correction must be done first on NIMC before it can be integrated into JAMB.
5. Bio Details and NIMC
Before registering for JAMB 2024, it is highly recommended to update any bio details with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Ensure that your O’level or A’level names match your NIN details before JAMB registration. This consistency across platforms reduces the likelihood of discrepancies during the registration process.
6. Updating Emails and Phone Numbers
Once used, emails and phone numbers for JAMB cannot be changed. However, if a mistake has been made, you can raise a ticket to have the profile with incorrect details stepped down. This allows you to start fresh with accurate information.
Final Thoughts on Change of Name and Other Details on JAMB
Proactive management of your personal information is key to a seamless JAMB registration process. Follow the outlined steps to ensure that your name, date of birth, and contact details are up-to-date for JAMB 2024. Always provide accurate and complete details during any registration to save yourself the hassle of integration elsewhere or issues that may arise due to discrepancies.