JAMB: There Was a Mistake in My State of Origin, What Should I Do 2024?

If you are one of the candidates who registered for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or Direct Entry (DE), you might have made some errors in your personal details, such as your name, date of birth, gender, state of origin, or local government area. These errors can affect your admission chances or cause other problems in the future. Therefore, it is important to correct them as soon as possible.

In this article, I will show you how to correct your state of origin or local government area in your JAMB profile, what you need to do it, and how much it will cost you. I will also answer some frequently asked questions about this process.

How to Correct Your State of Origin or Local Government Area in JAMB

To correct your state of origin or local government area in your JAMB profile, you need to follow these steps:

 

  • Visit the JAMB portal at https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/ and log in with your email and password.
  • Select “Correction of Data” from the sidebar and then choose “State/LGA of Origin”.
  • Pay the required fee of N2,500 for the correction service. You can pay online with your card or through a bank branch.
  • After payment, provide your year of exam and JAMB registration number.
  • Select the correct state and local government from the options available.
  • Print out the indemnity form and take it to your institution for approval.
  • Your institution will submit the approved form to the JAMB state office.
  • JAMB will process your application and update your details if approved.

What You Need to Correct Your State of Origin or Local Government Area in JAMB

To correct your state of origin or local government area in your JAMB profile, you need the following:

  • A valid email address and password that you used to create your JAMB profile.
  • A valid phone number that you used to register for JAMB.
  • A means of payment, such as a debit card or bank account.
  • A printer to print out the indemnity form.
  • An approval from your institution.

How Much It Will Cost You to Correct Your State of Origin or Local Government Area in JAMB

The cost of correcting your state of origin or local government area in your JAMB profile is N2,500. This is the same amount for any other correction of data, such as name, date of birth, gender, or UTME subjects combination. You can only do each correction once, so make sure you do it right.

Frequently Asked Questions About Correcting Your State of Origin or Local Government Area in JAMB

Here are some common questions and answers about correcting your state of origin or local government area in your JAMB profile:

  • Q: Why do I need to correct my state of origin or local government area in JAMB?
  • A: You need to correct your state of origin or local government area in JAMB because it can affect your admission chances, especially if you are applying for a state or federal university that has a quota system or catchment area policy. It can also affect your eligibility for scholarships or bursaries that are based on your state of origin or local government area.
  • Q: When can I correct my state of origin or local government area in JAMB?
  • A: You can correct your state of origin or local government area in JAMB anytime before the admission process is completed. However, it is advisable to do it as soon as possible to avoid any complications or delays.
  • Q: How long does it take to correct my state of origin or local government area in JAMB?
  • A: It depends on how fast you complete the steps and how quickly your institution and JAMB process your application. It can take from a few days to a few weeks. You will receive a notification when your details are updated.
  • Q: Can I correct my state of origin or local government area in JAMB without going to a JAMB office or CBT center?
  • A: No, you cannot correct your state of origin or local government area in JAMB without going to a JAMB office or CBT center. You need to print out the indemnity form and take it to your institution for approval. Your institution will then submit the approved form to the JAMB state office. This is to ensure that your correction is genuine and authorized.
  • Q: Can I correct my state of origin or local government area in JAMB more than once?
  • A: No, you can only correct your state of origin or local government area in JAMB once. If you make another mistake, you will have to live with it or apply for a change of course or institution.

 

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you to understand how to correct your state of origin or local government area in your JAMB profile, what you need to do it, and how much it will cost you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. I wish you all the best in your JAMB 2024 exam and admission process

 

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