Errors With Name, Email, Date of Birth, Gender, Local Govt, Subjects Combination @ 2023 UTME/DE

Since the sales of JAMB UTME/DE forms began, I’ve been receiving a series of complaints from admission seekers. Lots of issues have come up that need to be attended to.
Without any doubt, it’s high time I addressed the problems including:
  1. CBT centre made a mistake in my email during UTME registration, what should I do about it?
  2. They picked Male for me instead of Female and vice versa, can I correct that?
  3. I made mistake in the spelling of (or misarranged) my names, how do I correct that?
  4. I picked the wrong state and local government of origin, how can I correct it?
  5. Do I need to do corrections at a café or a CBT centre?
  6. They picked the wrong subjects for my UTME, what should I do?

If you’re in any of the situations above, you’re on the right page brother.

Let’s dive into it.

1. Correcting Email Address Wrongly Entered at CBT Centre?

Some candidates gave their correct email addresses to the CBT centers but the operators or the attendants entered the wrong spellings. For example, a student of mine gave them, and the CBT center entered Do you see the error? The omission of the last “0”

The bad news is that you or the CBT center can’t correct this error. They will only tell you “sorry”. JAMB office can’t handle it as well. Don’t even go to a local café.

2023 UPDATE: Some CBT centers ask for emails and some don’t. For those who don’t ask for the email, you can later return to any CBT center to link your email with the JAMB portal. It’s acceptable that way too. Candidates who had done JAMB in the past or linked their emails to the JAMB portal, such as in 2020, 2021, or 2022 may see their old emails on the printout. What it means is that it’s the same email they will be using to log in to their JAMB profile since they will be using the same profile as the last one – which nothing is wrong about. The same email will be used for all your future JAMB especially those who have already linked their emails with the old profiles.

I have a suggestion for you if there is an error in the email or if the email attached is not yet created.

Kindly create the wrong email they entered for you. This will let you claim the email for yourself. It can save you some headaches in the future. The correct email is useful too but not for your JAMB again.

This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to use the wrong email to access your JAMB profile. It will still enter your profile when used to log in (even though it’s incorrect). Just make sure you don’t forget the JAMB profile password. That’s where things can get messy.


  1. Ensure you don’t forget your JAMB profile email (even if it’s the wrong one) and the JAMB profile password so that there won’t need to face issues with the wrong email again.
  2. Whenever you need to log into your profile, you will continue to use the wrong email and the profile password. It will enter. So relax!
  3. It’s only if you forget your JAMB profile password that you will need an email in the first place to reset the profile password. If you don’t forget your JAMB profile password, you won’t have any problem with your admission processes or any need to log in to the wrong email.
  4. If you should forget your password, that may force you back to the CBT center for any other admission activities henceforth.
  5. Don’t consider buying a new form. It will lead to a double application since your registration has already been done.

2. Correcting Spelling and Wrong Arrangement of Names

This kind of error is from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) – a result of carelessness on the part of a candidate or the attendant. It’s the candidate’s fault because you’re there when your registration was ongoing. You could have argued it was done wrongly then.

If you notice this error or mixup before sending NIN to 55019, be quick to visit the nearest NIMC for the correction. After the correction must have been done and reflected, you can then send NIN to 55019.
This process may take about 4 days.
If you realized mistakes with names after you’d sent NIN to 55019, you will need to go back to the nearest NIMC (not necessarily where you registered) and correct the mistake. JAMB will later update its database to reflect new changes. Hence, by the time JAMB asks you to reprint the exams slip, the correct names and order should be on the printout.

NOTE: Cybercafes and CBT centres are not (for now) allowed to do a change of names or correction of names for candidates. Correction of names can be done

3. Correcting Mistakes in the Choice of Gender (Male/Female)
This error can be corrected before JAMB is done or after. I will advise you to wait till after the JAMB result is out. There are two reasons for that:
  • NIMC offices may not be available to handle errors like this when registration is hot and there are more candidates to attend to at the time the main UTME registration is on.
  • If after you see your score, it is not enough to pull or gain admission for the year, will the mistake in gender type be important again? You can save your money and stress.

4. Correcting the Mistakes in State and Local Government of Origin

This can be corrected any time after your JAMB result is released.

A couple of days after the JAMB result is officially released, the body will open what is called, the “Change of Data Exercise”. During this time; you can change anything in your JAMB details except the subject combination. I will address that below.

If you don’t want to wait for the JAMB option to correct your state or local government of origin, you can go back to the NIMC for the correction.

NOTE: You want to change to. You will need it during post-UTME or after you’ve been offered admission.

5. Correcting Wrong Subject Combination for UTME

Needless to say, you need to combine the right subjects for your proposed course at the university, polytechnic or college of education before you can be offered admission.

Candidates with the wrong subject, even with 400/400, may remain at home while a colleague with 150 and the right subjects find his way to the campus