Guidelines for JAMB Change of Institution Portal 2022
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Guidelines for JAMB Change of Institution/Course Portal 2022

– Change of Institution –

Have you been searching for ways to do your change of Institution or course? Do you want to make some changes and corrections to your JAMB profile? If yes, you will find this information useful.

Change of Institution

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian tertiary admissions and matriculations board.

Also, the board administers the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, which is required of all prospective undergraduates applying to Nigerian universities.

In Addition, the board is also in charge of administering equivalent exams to applicants to Nigeria’s public and private polytechnics, and colleges of education.

Also, the goal of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to assess applicants’ talents and decide their aptitude for higher education.

JAMB Change of Institution/Course 2022

This is to inform all candidates who took the JAMB UTME in 2021 that changing JAMB courses and/or institutions for the 2021/2022 Academic Session has begun.

Furthermore, the change of institution and course option got introduced to allow JAMB candidates who already know their UTME scores and have verified the cut-off marks of their preferred institutions to change their course and institution choices based on their UTME results.

However, if you got less than 180 on the JAMB 2021 Examination and applied to a competitive institution such as the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, or the University of Benin, UNIBEN, you can now apply to a less competitive institution to improve your chances of admission. 

Also, if you choose a popular/competitive subject, such as Surgery & Medicine, Accounting, etc., and had a score of 199 or lower, you should seriously consider changing ‌courses and/or institutions.

Also, note that Candidates who want to change their course or institution, or correct any of their data, should know the process can only be done only twice, according to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Why Should JAMB Candidates Change Institutions/Courses?

Candidates apply for JAMB change of course/institutions every year for a variety of reasons. However, the top on the list is a low UTME score; which may not be up to the school’s cut-off marks.

In addition, other reasons candidates change their courses and institutions are incomplete O’ level results, problems during registration, or even change of mind about the institution or courses previously picked.

Things to Consider before Changing your Course or Institution

Before transferring your course or institution to any school of your choosing, keep the following in mind:

1. Ensure that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board accredit the institution.

2. Check to see if the institution may provide the course.

3. Check their department’s cut-off point.

4. Finally, make certain you meet all the institution’s requirements and criteria.

What you can Change on the Jamb Portal

1. Correction of names (you can only do this once).

2. Correction of passport photographs (Correction can only be done once).

3. Gender correction.

4. Correction of UTME Subjects

5. State/LGA Correction (you can do this once)

6. Correction of profile (you can do this once)

7. Finally, Correction of institution/course of study (Correction can be done more than once with separate payments)

Procedures for JAMB Change of Institution/Course 

To make any changes, follow the steps detailed below:

1. Login to the JAMB website at http://www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility/.

2. Enter your email address and password to log in.

3. From the list of services on the left, select ‘Registration (2021 only).’

4. Choose ‘2021 UTME Data Correction’ or ‘2021 DE Data Correction’ from the drop-down menu, depending on your situation.

5. Finally, make your payment.

After making payment, go to the nearest JAMB office or a JAMB-accredited center to finish the correction process.

JAMB Change of Institution/Course for 2020 Downward

To change your details on the JAMB portal for 2020 and subsequent years, follow the procedure stated below.

1. Go to the JAMB E-facility portal at http://www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility/.

2. Enter your email address and password to log in.

3. Select ‘Application for Data Correction (2020 Downward)’ from the list of services on the left.

4. Choose the one you want to correct from the drop-down menu, such as Course/Institution, Names, Date of Birth, Gender, State/LGA of Origin.

Please keep in mind that you may need to contact the JAMB State Office to make some changes.

How to Make Payment for Change of Institutions/Courses

Follow the procedures below to accomplish this:

1. Go to https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/efacility../ on the JAMB website.

2. Use your email address and password to log in.

3. Locate “Registration (2021 Only)” on the right side of your dashboard or the left side of your screen and click on it to expand for sub-options.

4. Select “2021 UTME Data Correction” from the drop-down menu. Instead, direct entry applicants should select “2021 DE Data Correction.” This will take you to a website where you can choose a payment method.

5. Make a payment with REMITA, for example. Follow the instructions and complete the payment form on the following page. You’ll need your MasterCard information to pay N2,677.19 here (including the Remita charge).

Closing Date for JAMB Change of Institution Form 2022

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set February 17, 2023, as the deadline for JAMB change of institution applications for the academic year 2022/2023.

Also, this means that on February 17, 2023, JAMB will discontinue selling UTME change of institution forms.

FAQs about JAMB Change of Institution/Course

1. Is it possible to change your JAMB institution twice?

Yes, you can change it twice. In fact, JAMB’s change of institution process never ends; admissions come and go, but JAMB’s change of institution process never does.

2. Is it possible to change institutions after the UTME?

Yes! If you did not meet the needed minimum cut-off grade for your programme, you can change institutions after the POST UTME exam.

3. When is the closing date for the JAMB change of institution form?

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set February 17, 2023, as the deadline for JAMB change of institution applications for the academic year 2022/2023.

4. How have data, institutions, and courses changed?

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has launched an effort to assist candidates who committed mistakes during their UTME registration to amend them.

5. Is it compulsory to do a change in institutions and courses?

No! You are not required to change your data, institutions, or courses unless you believe it is necessary for your acceptance.

6. Is it possible for me to make a name correction?

Yes! JAMB allows you to do a change of name on her website through your JAMB profile.

7. Do I need to go back to the JAMB CBT centre?

Yes, or go to the JAMB office.

8. Can I make changes as many times as I want?

You can only do it TWICE.

9. What is the maximum number of institutions and courses that I can change?

You have complete control over all institutions and courses.

10. Is the printout required for admission?

No!

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