How To Do JAMB Correction Of Name 2021 [DIY Guide]

Last Updated: January 5, 2021 by

We will only be discussing on jamb correction of name for 2021 today. The first step you take to join those writing Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination powered by JAMB is to create a profile.

During the creation, you might made mistake be it in your name, local government, date of birth, e.t.c. However this can be easily change without stressing yourself.

Have once be a victim of this, while trying to create for a friend of mine. I mistakenly wrote Oleyemi instead of Olayemi. Lol don’t laugh oooo no one is above error.  You might be thinking of what will happen if he continues using the name that way.

Such person may be disqualified of admission in a situation whereby the name found on his birth certificate or O’level result is not correlating. In fact, your institution assume you forge it whereas that you owns the result.  

JAMB Correction of Name Code Using USSD

Before you proceed to complete your registration at the CBT center. Once you notice your name has been wrongly written, slot in the SIM card you used to create you profile in a phone. Send a message to 55019 following the blow format.

SURNAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME. This should be the new names you are willing to change to. Please don’t send the wrong name as SMS again.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will it be corrected on my profile?

Immediately the message is successfully sent check your profile after 10mins. The effect would have been made.

What else can be done with this code?

Checking of your UTME result. If you are short of data on your phone you can also use the code to view your score. Don’t dial the code just send SMS only.

Does it cost money to change my name on JAMB with the USSD code?.

Yes, don’t worry it’s not much just  fifty naira (50) bobo money.

Can I lodge complains to with this code?.

If you do, you won’t  be responded to. Instead visit nearby CBT center or JAMB office and complain to them. You can also check the support center for help.

Can it work after doing my bio-metrics (thumb printing)?.

No, if you’ve finish your registration and you forget to correct the name, go and write the exam now come back and a pay a sum of  two thousand five naira ( 2,500 ) to edit online.

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Conclusion: any error observed on your JAMB portal should be corrected earlier before you go deep into the registration  to avoid unnecessary stress. Hope the steps explained is easy? If yes give us a share and if you are still confuse in one way or the other drop it in the comment box.

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Yahuza Idris

I correct my name but the registrar did not update the correction


Please notify them for the correction


Pls i have applied for correction of name since three weeks ago but thr wrong name is still showing


Yes the wrong name will keep showing but it has been changed.

The correct name will be shown on your admission letter.


Akinlalure oyewole
I have a problem with my jamb email telephone number, please help me out .


Visit the nearest jamb office or CBT center for help.


I don’t know my middle name is on my ID card and on my secondary school cert and waec result
But when I registered I didn’t include it
Pls hope there won’t be any issues during admissions

Pls I did appreciate your replies thanks


I will advice you to apply for correction so as to avoid issues later. Having it corresponding with each other is better than taking the risk.

Uwagbale Ike George

I used my Firstname for my Othername mistakenly. I applied for correction of name, the payment was successful but its not reflecting on my profile.


The change should be seen on your admission letter.

Audu Agnes

Please I want to do change of name


Go to nearby jamb office to correct it


I did name correction, and was told it will reflect on my original result slip I printed the slip but it didn’t change, their was a (*) which means I applied for change and not a (+) which is I effected it, please how do I effect change.

Ogwu precious

i hav similar case to just confused on wat to do


Visit nearest jamb office or cbt center


I have already applied for correction of name and I got a mail saying the correction of name can’t be done due to Nysc syndrome, what should I do at this point?

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