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How to Reduce Age for NYSC: Error in Date or Over-Aged?

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Let’s talk about how to reduce your age for NYSC if you’re over-aged now or there’s an error in the date of birth submitted to NYSC. This is an issue for graduates who worries they may not be allowed to serve because they are more than 30.

NOTE
  1. The age to be exempted from the NYSC is 30. This doesn't mean you won't be mobilized if you're exactly 30. It means once you're a day older than 30, you're exempted. In other words, if you're 30 by the year of birth but lower than that by day or month, you're still qualified to serve.
  2. Another point is, it's possible you'd registered for NYSC before you're 30 but for one reason or the other (school clearance issues, illness, etc) you couldn't go camping. And now you're more than 30 or 31, you'll still be allowed to serve. The date reconsigned is the date on the day of registration, not the date of entering the camp.

The Needs to Change Date of Birth for NYSC

For the purpose of NYSC registration, the body will have two of your records with them – the JAMB records and your university or polytechnic records. They make use of these to have some basic bio-data automatically uploaded to their registration portal. Hence, you can’t change the date of birth while filling the online form.

Let’s see some common situations that may call for editing or reducing your date of birth for NYSC purposes.

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Date of Birth Error but Within the Right Age Bracket (of 30)

If there is an error in the date of birth on your JAMB or your school sent the wrong date of birth to NYSC. For example. You’re 23/04/1997 but the error reads 25/04/1997 or you’re 30/07/1995 but the error is 30/05/1995 or you’re 13/12/1994 but the error is 13/12/1995.

These kinds of errors don’t call for worries. Why? As of now, your age is still below 30 years recommended for NYSC. The error is just in date (even if in month or year). It doesn’t matter because NYSC won’t need your date of birth for anything else than mobilization registration – your certificate won’t bear that or any official NYSC credential for that matter. And thank God it’s not over 30!

Hence, you don’t need to worry about it. Continue with your NYSC and see you in camp.

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Date of Birth Error but Outside the Age Bracket (of 30)

This can be as a result of the JAMB date of birth error or school senate list error as earlier said.

If this happens before NYSC mobilization registration starts, you have three options. I will discuss the three ways out below. But how will you know they’ve given you the wrong date of birth/over-age?

Most schools will upload their senate to the school portal for graduating students to check their information that will be sent to NYSC. Through this, you should be able to detect such an error.

Now to the solutions to that problem…

  1. Report to the Right Office: If your school uploads the mobilization list for you to check and you spot the over-age issue or wrong date of birth, be quick to report to the appropriate office for correction or take actions based on the instructions given on the school portal.
  2. Use JAMB Regularization: if you’d gained admission directly to the school without JAMB and you need to do JAMB regularization, this is an avenue for you to use the right date of birth or change it to the one within the age bracket. JAMB regularization is like registering for JAMB after already graduated. You can take advantage of that to amend things. However, this is not opened to those who gained admission directly through JAMB and to the same school and course.
  3. Change Date of Birth on NYSC Portal: You can use the NYSC recommended a change of date of birth method. That you will use when the mobilization registration is completed. The facility will be opened to you as soon as you complete your NYSC online registration. They will instruct you to follow the guide to amend your date of birth on the NYSC portal.

What if You’re Truly Overaged?

Every situation being covered above has to do with an error in your birth date – either through JAMB's record or school’s. What if you’re overaged and you’re not to serve. But all you’ve ever wanted was to serve by whatever means possible? What do you do to achieve this after being more than 30?

This is difficult and nearly impossible. Yet, I have seen people who manipulate their ways out of this. That’s why I will suggest the following approaches.

Since NYSC is either using the date of birth on your JAMB result or that of the Senate list submitted by your school, you can still follow solutions 1 and 2 recommended above.

The school can help you change things before forwarding the list. But this must be done long before NYSC starts online registration. And if you’re lucky to be a regularized candidate, use that to change things with JAMB.

You can’t use the change of date of birth method by NYSC (solution 3 above) because you’re truly overaged and the same date of birth is on WAEC or any used SSCE result.

Wishing you luck.

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31 comments:

  1. good dey sir. I just got my exemption letter from nysc but I noticed my dob is written under my photo which is difinately different from every other of my documents, I did part time and I reduced my age while registering for jamb registration hoping I will be able to serve never known the nysc certificate will Carry my dob. now I can't serve and the dob is displayed on the nysc cert. pls what could be the negative effect in the labour maker where all my documents will need to be presented.
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    1. Sorry about tour situation.

      First, never should you include your email and phone number in an open comment like this. Scammers are all around us.

      As to your question, I advise you do court affidavit in order to clear where error came in. The affidavit can be to oppose the date of birth on your NYSC. In other words, claim their that, NYSC made the mistake since it's the only document that has a different date.

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  2. Good day sir, i gained admission with my diploma cert, am in my final year and was asked to get my jamb regularization done. The problem am having now is the age. School details carries 1992 but of recent I did declaration of age to 1996 and hope to use it for the regularization. My question is will I face any challenges due to the year differences? If yes, how do I go about it please.
    I await your reply with a greatful heart.

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    1. During the regularization, just use the age you prefer. It's medium to correct errors. Forget about the age in the school. NYSC will collect your JAMB age for mobilization.

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  3. If my bvn date of birth do not tally with my jamb regulazition should it affact my nysc allowance

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  4. in a case where jamb has rectified the age issue and nysc use school records which was faulty and whereby an exemption letter has been sent to your school and it was school that sent wrong date of birth ,can it still be rectified

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  5. I was given admission by my school though i wrote jamb. Can I change my age and get a new jamb number during regularization?

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  6. Good day sir. I just finished my registration, only for to print out my green card, nysc said I can't because of the age, and exemption letter will be ready soon. Can It still be rectified? I mean the date of birth. Thank you

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    1. No. Except you can runz it from the inside of NYSC. They can reopen your portal if your contact is sure. However, be careful because there scammers everywhere.

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  7. Good day sir. I just finished my registration and I can't print out my green card, because of the age, that my exemption letter is still on process. Can it still be rectified? I mean the date of birth. Thanks


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    1. Can changing of age from creation of profile from jamb regularisation completely changed after the regularisation

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    2. The age on your regularization will eventually be sent to NYSC. And that supersedes anything before it.

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    3. What exactly should I do sir before time goes am confused God bless you sir

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    4. Confirm from your school the JAMB registration number they intend to send to NYSC. If it's the one on the regularization, that will be the date of birth to look up to.

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  8. Good evening sir. I use 1990 which I registered for jamb, however when printing jamb admission letter I created a new profile and used 1992, please which of the years will be sent to Nysc. Thanks

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    1. The one that appears on your original JAMB result.

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  9. On my graduation I will be 30 is it possible to mam any adjustment on my jamb original result in terms of my at so I can go for service? Note : Any alterations will effect my data in school

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  10. Sir please I need clarification I'm 30 now,but I graduated last year when I was 29 can I serve even when jamb have not send me pin.

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    1. The date that matters is the year of mobilization. If you're 30 at mobilization year, you'll still serve. Any day or month after 30 years may disqualified you.

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  11. Please admin I’m having an issue, while registering for my NYSC on the 12th, 2days ago i was told my exemption letter will be processed and sent to my school, it was immediately i realized the date of Birth on my JAMB was incorrect making me older than 30 when I’m not up to originally, so I was ask for my WAEC details since it carries my real DOB to enable me correct it on the portal of which i presented it immediately and after having the due procedure done, we found out that it was still showing that same Exemption issue, I’ve been so worried about the whole thing because I wasn’t able to get my green card too while ended up another great concern for me, later this evening I got a mail from NYSC about Date of birth approval status, that it has been treated and however I’m expected to log in my dashboard to see my new mobilization status with a wish of “best regards!!!” At the end of the mail, and immediately I called the guy that did it to check if my status has changed but he said not yet that I would have to wait a little more time to see if they’ve effected my real WAEC date of birth on it, do you think I it can’t be rectified so I can go for service as scheduled this month end?

    I would really appreciate a reply from you, ThanksπŸ™πŸ»

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    1. Kindly be patient. If the DOB verification application was accepted and confirmed, your status ill change sooner or later so that you will have access to green card and later to the call up letter. Don't panic!

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  12. Sir the issue is that I graduated 2018 but due to health challenges l couldn't go nysc .all though my name is not in senate list in that year..now I have done clearance and my name is now in 2021 senate list and they said can't register for nysc because I m 31 already but my statement of result is 2018 as year of graduation so I'm perplexed sir.

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    1. What matters for NYSC is the year of mobilization not the year of graduation.

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  13. Sir please, if some waec is above nysc year ie 31 can someone run it.if d person is eager to serve.pls your response sir

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    1. It is the age on JAMB that NYSC will use to mobilize. Not necessarily the one on the WAE. So, check the one on your JAMB result.

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  14. Good evening sir, am having issues with my DOB the one on my green card is 1999 instead of 1995 and I bought WAEC pin in other to change it but is showing me Your request cannot be processed. Ensure you have not applied before , I don’t know if the change can be done in camp with the WAEC pin or sir is there anyway I can reticfy this issue ?

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  15. Is it possible to reduce age when doing jamb regularization

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    1. In fact, the best medium to reduce age for the purpose of NYSC if you didn't make it during the JAMB registration.

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