JAMB registration is ongoing, and as usual, people make mistakes in their profile names. In this guide, you’ll learn how to correct mistakes in your JAMB profile name spelling or arrangement.

JAMB organizes Nigeria’s biggest entrance examination. Every year millions of students register to participate in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or the Direct Entry exams (DE).

In our previous guide, we explained the steps involved in retrieving your Jamb profile code.

However, mistakes are inevitable. We know several individuals will end up making mistakes either in the spelling or arrangement of their names.

First of all, you need to remember that the correct format for arranging your name is: Surname First name Middle Name. For example, Dele Aishat Amaka. That is, if your surname is Dele, your first name is Aishat and your middle name is Amaka.

Now that you know the correct arrangement, I believe you won’t make another mistake this time around.


  • On the phone number with which you registered JAMB, send CORRECT Surname, First-Name Middle-Name to 55019 as a text message.
  • Wait for a few minutes to receive a notification from JAMB confirming your correction.

Points to note:

  • Using this service may attract some charges, depending on your network provider.
  • You don’t have to send that message multiple times; only one message would do.
  • You cannot register another profile using the same phone number, therefore the best way around mistakes is to correct them.

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1. To create a profile, create a new one by providing your email address, surname, first name, mobile number, state, LGA of origin, and password, each candidate has one profile. For existing users, simply type in your login details.

2. Once logged in, Select “Correction of Data”. This is available on the sidebar

3. Once selected, the menu item “Names” will be displayed. Click it.

4. Once you select this service, a Transaction ID is generated for this service. This will be displayed on the confirmation page screen.

5. The Confirmation Page displays details and a transaction ID in bold red font, useful for future reference, and sent to the registered email address.

6. Choose your preferred Payment Option.

7. Click on the Continue button if you wish to pay with your card immediately. click on the Pay button.

8. Payment status is displayed in “My Payment Section,” and an email with transaction identification and status is sent after payment, click on the Continue button.

9. Once payment is completed, you will be asked to provide the following:
a. Year of Exam and
b. JAMB Registration Number

10. After entering the information correctly, your details will now appear.

11. Please provide the new information in the boxes provided.

12. After submission, an Indemnity Form will be displayed for printing.

13. This is to be filled and taken to your institution for Approval.

14. Your institution will be responsible for the submission of the approved form to the JAMB state office.

15. Once received, the Approved form will be uploaded to your profile. You will receive a notification when this is done.

16. JAMB will now process your application. If Approved, your details will be changed as requested.


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