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UTME 2024: JAMB Announces Price for Change of Names

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that candidates who have registered for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and are willing to change their name after registration will have to pay N2,500.

The examination board tweeted this while responding to a candidate’s enquiry on Sunday, April 7.

It urged candidates to weigh their options before approaching JAMB for a name change, as it would not be possible to have a name change more than once.

How much is JAMB’s change of name?

In a tweet, the candidate, identified as Kamdili, asked: “Please, how much does it cost for a change of name? The option is no longer on your portal, and I don’t want to have to go to your office twice.”

JAMB replied to the enquiry via tweet.

It wrote: “#2,500.00 only. However, you’re advised to weigh your options before applying, as JAMB does not approve name correction after registration.”

JAMB sends message to candidates on verification

JAMB also announced the extension of the 2024 DE registration, which will now close on April 25 instead of the earlier March 28, It’s explains how to correct discrepancies in results JAMB also recently urged UTME and DE candidates with differences in their O’level results to ensure that they make appropriate corrections before registering for its exams.

The examination board maintained that affected candidates should either make the correction on the NIMC portal or visit WAEC. JAMB made this known while responding to candidates’ queries about the exams on social media.

JAMB Explains How to Correct Candidate’s Details

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said candidates writing the 2024 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) examination can’t make corrections to their names, date of birth and other personal details on its platform, should in case they did not tally with the credentials.

The examination board urged candidates to make the corrections on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) platforms or visit the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and ensure that the details on their O’Level tally with that in their NIN before registering for the UTME and DE.

JAMB 2024: How to correct names on O’Level

JAMB made this known in a tweet to respond to a question by a DE candidate who said the number of names on his O’Level did not tally with that on his NIN and statement of result.

The candidate asked:

“@JAMBHQ, please, sir, I want to ask if my DE registration was successful. Three names were used on my NIN, and my statement of the result, but two names were used on my Olevel certificate. Though I’ve done my affidavit, I’m using the three names, not two.”

JAMB, in its response, said:

“JAMB reckons with your details on the NIMC platform, not an affidavit. If the details on your O’level certificate don’t tally with the one with the NIMC, the system will automatically reject it. It will be advisable to do the needful before approaching the registration desk.”

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