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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE DIFFERENT DATE OF BIRTH ON JAMB AND SSCE RESULTS
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE DIFFERENT DATES OF BIRTH ON JAMB AND SSCE RESULTS

The date of birth (DOB) I used on WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or GCE is different from the date of birth I used for JAMB. Is there any problem with that? And if yes, what can I do to correct this mistake?

This was a question from a candidate who registered for JAMB with a different date of birth from the one used on his O'level result. Below is what you need to know if you find yourself in this situation too.

Different Dates of Birth on WAEC and JAMB

Let’s get this question right.

Yemi wrote WAEC and JAMB. Whereas in WAEC - he put in a date of birth (DOB) different from that he used for in JAMB UTME. For example, he used 12th December 2000 in WAEC whereas in JAMB he put in 1st August 2002.

Now, he wants to know if this is a serious problem or otherwise. If necessary, what is the way out?

Answer

WAEC date of birth is nothing serious for your admission. It’s the JAMB result that is more important here.

Your question didn’t state which date of birth was correct. In other words, there was no way to say if the date written for WAEC was your right date of birth or that of JAMB, or both were wrong.

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WAEC Date of Birth May Not Matter for Admissions

If the date of birth used for WAEC is not the right one, don’t panic as you won’t need that for admission purposes.

Why?
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WAEC, or NABTEB results online printout won't show the date of birth filled for those exams.

However, NECO result printout, if printed lately, using this method, will show the date of birth. If you use this method, for the old results though, it will not show the date of birth.

In most cases, this printout is what the majority of admission seekers will use when seeking admission for the first time.

With this, except for the current NECO result printout, there was no way your proposed school would know that something was wrong with your date of birth.

It’s only the WAEC certificate or Original result that bears the date of birth. In most cases, schools don’t ask for this on admission because they know it takes about one or more years before they are ready for collection by students.

In other words, you may have a problem with the date of birth on the SSCE certificate if (for admissions) your school insists on collecting original results/certificates (for WAEC or WAEC GCE especially). If they accept just the online printout, no worries!

JAMB Date of Birth is Serious For Admissions

If JAMB's date of birth is not correct, it calls for worries for admission purposes.

Why?

  1. Firstly, the JAMB result, be it an online printout (called notification of result) or the original JAMB result will bear candidates’ dates of birth. And since you will need to present either of the two for admission, the school may frown at this wrong mistake.
  2. Secondly, the JAMB date of birth will also be sent to NYSC for mobilization when you complete your academic programs in university or polytechnic. However, NYSC allows prospective serving corps to do correction of date of birth. This, they allow, if such a candidate is ready to change to the date of birth on his or her WAEC.
  3. Thirdly, schools may likely check the date of birth on your JAMB result and compare that with the one on your birth certificate or age declaration/court affidavit. Such schools will want to see both align with each other.

Errors in the Date of Birth is Serious for Job Purposes

Because of the use of WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB result for job or career purposes, you may be ready to make an amendment to that.

Don’t forget that if they mistakenly increased your age, it would reduce the years you would have to spend at service (while working for a government or private company). It may also limit your chance to get jobs if the prospective employers want lower ages for the positions opened.

If they reduce it, it may be favorable though.

Don’t forget also that, your employer (government or private) may want to see that the date of birth on your certificate of birth and other documents should tally.

We have records of civil servants being sacked or demoted because of the differences in the dates of birth on the results tendered for jobs especially if such dates are reduced.

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How to Correct Date of Birth on WAEC and JAMB

For admission purposes, JAMB DOB is more important. But for jobs, careers, and other official reasons, SSCE results may be more important. I think if you can correct that mistake now, you’ll save yourself some future headaches.

To correct the wrong WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB date of birth, kindly write to the exam's body office in the state of the exams.

  1. If internal exams, do that through the school principal or exams officer. They will handle it with a moderate fee.
  2. If private candidates i.e GCE students, write directly to the exam body and submit personally at the counter. You will need to prepare all relevant documents including your official birth certificate or court affidavit.

How to Correct JAMB Dates of Birth

Luckily enough, you can do corrections of the JAMB date of birth at a CBT center or JAMB office. To do this, follow the guide below.

  1. Visit the JAMB office nearest to you. You may need to book an appointment first.
  2. You can also visit any accredited CBT center nearest to you without an appointment
  3. Go along with a recognized birth certificate or court affidavit. Make sure the correct date is on the documents. You can also take your WAEC certificate with the same date of birth along.
  4. Ask for a change of birth date.
  5. This may cost you N3,500 or a bit less.

And for those whose dates of birth were wrong, also on the National ID card (with the NIN used for the JAMB), just follow the guidelines detailed in, "How to Correct Mistakes on National ID Cards".

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104 comments:

  1. How about 2019 NECO result slip that with age but mostly wrongly put? How can one correct it pls?

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    1. The same is applicable to NECO. However, you can visit the nearest NECO office for help on the correction.

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    2. Good morning sir, I used waec and neco for my admission but both have different age, 1989 and 1991 respectively. The correct age is on Jamb. Am I good to go for NYSC? what is your advice for future purpose sir?

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    3. Nothing to worry about. It's the date of birth on your JAMB that NYSC will use for the mobilization.

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  2. Is it still possible for me to change my date of birth in waec?

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  3. Good day sir is it possible for me to change my WARC date of birth if yes hoe

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    1. Yes, it is.

      Procedures to follow already detailed in the post above.

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    2. I heard that WAEC has stopped changing date of birth

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    3. It's in the news some time ago. But the changes are still being attended to if you have genuine reason for that.

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  4. I used Aderemi Tolani Mariam to register for waec,jamb and post utme but the arrangement on my birth certificate is Aderemi Mariam Tolani, can I still use it for admission process or should I get another one that tallies with the one I used to register for my exams

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    1. Get another one. It's safer that way.

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    2. Please there is mistake in my waec date of birth but the correct one is in my jamb
      Hope am free to go

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  5. Good evening Sir, mine is NECO awaiting result for 2021and the date of birth there is 24/12/1996 while the one on my NIN is 24/12/1990.I just want to write both NECO and JAMB this year, please what can I do

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  6. I wrote neco 2021 and the age on it is
    29/9/1999
    while my nin and jamb don is
    29/9/1994
    sir, I hope this won't affect my admission

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    1. It may not. Just be sure you correct your details where necessary,

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  7. Can a different date of birth on weac and jamb affect me in going for my nysc

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    1. The date birth on your JAMB will be used for NYSC.

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  8. i want to change my date of birth from 09 September 1992 to 09 September 1998. how please

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  9. Mine the mistake is made my my school while registering my neco 2020 i notice it before we finish the exam and make complaints to my school they weote to neco but up to nkw it has not been change i want to write again. Pls any advice on how to get this done i really need to cha ge it from 26 April to 27 April pls

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    1. You still have to write and follow up through your school.

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  10. Pls sir, my waec date of birth is Oct 8, 2001 but my nin and jamb is August 10, 2001. hope it won't prevent me from getting admission? If no, then what date of birth will I use for my age declaration?

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  11. Good evening sir, Please Sir how do I go about this, my name has been published for NYSC mobilization but after registering for NYSC, I was exempted due to my jamb carry a fake DOB older than 30yrs (1990) and after which I submitted my WAEC information that carries the real birth age and now I’ve not been responded to as the dashboard is still showing exemption letter would be sent to my institution, and I’ve been mobilized for the Stream B batch going by month end, is there any hope of still going this month end?

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    1. There is hope if your submission is eventually approved. Patience please.

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    2. @kelvin ...were you now able to serve ?

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  12. Please sir I want to know if this is a serious problem I wrote waec and NECO last year and my waec date of birth is different on my document all my document date of birth including my NECO result is 11 MARCH 2000 but in my waec is 11 May 2000,and I want to join admission this year but I don't know if this is a serious problem please.

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    1. Every explanation I have for you is already in the post. Read again.

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  13. Pls sir I have different date of birth in my WAEC and JAMB.Already I have been offered admission and will be going for clearance next month.What should I do about it sir?

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    1. Yu can either apply for WAEC change of birth or JAMB change of birth. If none would work, consider using court affidavit as a backup. Read more through the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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  14. Sir what if it's just matter of day for example 16june but wrote 4june is it a problem in jamb

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  15. Hello sir but waec stop correcting date of birth since 2019
    And I need to correct mine
    Sir pls what should I do?

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    1. Follow the guide in the post above.

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    2. how can I change my date of birth on my weac certificate and requirements

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    3. If internal exams, do that through the school principal or exams officer. They will handle it with a moderate fee.

      If private candidates i.e GCE students, write directly to the exam body and submit personally at the counter. You will need to prepare all relevant documents along including your official birth certificate or court affidavit.

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  16. Is it possible to correct my dob on jamb result

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    1. Yes. Visit JAMB office or CBT for the correction.

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  17. Can I change my date of birth on my Gce slip

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    1. Yes. Visit the nearest WAEC office as soon as possible.

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  18. Is it a must, that the date on my waec be the same thing with my GCE?
    And must it be also be the same with my jamb?

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    1. If you want to use the two results for admission, the date of birth must be the same. And it must be the same for JAMB too.

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  19. pls do u have an idea if Neco transcript shows date of birth, wrote mine in 2002 with 1984 on it but nw officially use 1986 any idea if the changes can be corrected.do older transcript show date of birth.pls advise

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    1. I don't know really but it's more likely because generally their results now showing dates of births.

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  20. Please sir,my date of birth on my nin is1996,my jamb date of birth is 1998 wil that affect me in camp

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    1. No. NYSC doesn't need your NIN date of birth for any reason.

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  21. Sir in my wace I used 3 July 2002 while jamb 30 July 2002 sir big issue right

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    1. You can correct things following the the guide in the post above.

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  22. Sir please, in my neco result it has two names odili promise, but my jamv has 3 names odili chukwudi promise,please sir is it possible to add chukwudi to my neco result?

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    1. Yes. You follow the guide the post below to do that correction,

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/12/waec-how-to-correctedit-wrong.html

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  23. Sir please ,I have 26/12/1997 in my Wace and my Jamb I have 26/12/1999 will it affect me from going to service NYSC ?

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    1. What matters is if your JAMB date of birth doesn't make you older than 30 by the year of graduation, you will serve. If it makes you older, you won't serve.

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  24. Some said nysc are now getting correct DOB on olevels and my own does not carry year of birth,and I change my jamb dob for my nysc next month. How true is the story sir

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  25. Please sir the date of birth in my jamb examination slip and my Jamb profile are not thesame please will it affect my admission?

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  26. Please sir, my WAEC, NIN and declaration of age date of birth is 15-3-2005 but my jamb date of birth is 15-3-2002 and I have written my post utme into University and it was the jamb Date of birth I used to apply for it please sir if I change the jamb DOB to my WAEC own will affect me ?

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  27. Please sir my date of birth on neco is different from the one on my jamb
    Hope it won't Affect my Admission

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    1. No it won't. However, go and change the wrong one to the correct date of birth.

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  28. Sir,,,pls my DOB weace certificate was wrong ,they wrote 17/01/2003 instead of 17/01/2002,will it affect me getting a job in the future

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  29. Sir i need you to put me through on this ...the date of birth on my jamb during my ND program is different from the one I use during my HND program...what am saying in essence is that the date of birth am using now is the one I uploaded on jamb profile when I went for the jamb regularization...do I still need to do anything to back it up.... please I need your advice sir

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    1. The short advise is to be aware that, for your NYSC, it's the date of birth on your UTME/regularization that will be used.

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  30. If I changed my DOB in Nin will I reflect on jamb portal or if I change my jamb dob is it necessary to change Nin too

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    1. You have to do it on JAMB. And you can do it on NIN too.

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  31. Hello sir, my jamb and waec carry thesame dirth of birth but different from the one on my credentials and I will be expecting admission soon can I still change the DOB on my jamb to the one on my credentials?.. Thank you

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    1. Do you mean different from what is on your birth certificate? If yes, I advise you get another birth certificate instead and let it bear the date of birth on your JAMB and WAEC.

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    2. Good day sir ,Pls I need an advice ,The date of birth on my Jamb is the one am using currently in school and I wasn't aware of the mistake until I got my original Waec certificate and the date of birth on it is quite different ,I have been advised to change the jamb DOB to Waec DOB for future purpose ,pls eventhough am in school right now ,can I still change the jamb DOB to waec dob ? Pls I need an advice sir cos the stress already is worrying me

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    3. You can do that through JAMB regularization.

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  32. Sir please I made a mistake in my post ume date of birth. Will it affect my admission

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    1. You can still login to your portal and edit if possible. However, I don't think it should affect your admission.

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  33. Hello sir, thanks for this great content.
    I changed my jamb date of birth to 2001. My waec date of birth is 1996. There's no means of changing my date of birth on my waec certificate for now cos I'm not in the state where I did my waec. Can i support this with a court affidavit? In case I want to use the document anywhere.

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    1. If it's for the purpose of job, JAMB is not relevant. It's WAEC date of birth that count for job.

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  34. Good evening sir i have a wrong age on nabteb i went to the office i told them bu the said the don't do age correction pls sir what do i do pls help me sir

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    1. Get court affidavit to be backing up your result. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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    2. Hello sir, I have different date if birth in my jamb and my birth certificate it's a year error instead of 2004 it was 2000 I think the mistake came from my NIN cause that is what I use to registration and have already been given admission and I have paid for acceptance fee I will be going for screening any time soon can this affect me? and can I still change my date of birth for jamb after been given admission? Pls sir I need a quick response. Thanks

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    3. It can affect you. However, it may not affect you if the lecturer screening you can be lenient about it. And if you still wish, you can do change of birth at the JAMB office as well

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  35. Can different date of birth on my jamb and my neco Affect my Admission
    But I have done the corrections on neco but it has not reflect on Neco
    But I have done affidavit hope am safe

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    1. Yes, it may affect you. Do the correction where necessary.

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  36. Good morning sir

    I kindly need your urgent advice and suggestions.

    I'm currently running my HND program, the institution is requesting for jamb admission letter, which I understand it's for NYSC processing and verification.

    The issue is that the date of birth on the ND jamb NUMBER doesn't correspond with my current WAEC date of birth.

    I had painstakingly retrieved the jamb number because I had lost it and couldn't access the email I used, I wrote it 8yrs ago.

    So having the jamb number, I went to jamb Headquarters here in Lagos for regularisation inorder to be able to print the admission letter after regularisation.

    After all the stress, I paid #5300 for condonement of illegitimate admission WITH jamb NUMBER.

    I had thought that after regularisation, I can change the date of birth on the jamb profile.

    They asked us to come back the next day for data capturing. On my way home, a friend of mine chatted me up and said he's having an issue with his regularisation, he said he used his jamb NUMBER and the details doesn't correspond, and he's having issues now trying to correct it.

    so he suggested, which I also thought about, I decided to forfeit the #5300 and create another profile that I'd pay for condonement of illegitimate admission WITHOUT jamb NUMBER, he said I should tell them I didn't write jamb, and new data will be captured that will suit me.

    I went there the next day, created a new profile and paid #9200 into the new profile with the hope of having new details.

    Here is where the major issue is and where my question lies.

    The woman that generated the RRN was in a haste and rushing through everything that she wasn't too clear with a particular detail, it's like she said I should send my NIN to 55019 before payment or after payment, that detail wasn't too clear or perhaps I was just in a haste to pay to get things done on time.

    After payment, I was now skeptical about that detail and afraid that I've lost that cash too. I tried asking around, there was no forward answer for it.

    I tried sending my NIN to the code 55019, the charged me but I didn't receive any profile code, I've read about the possible issues that may cause the profile code from not coming through like if the SIM card has even used to register for jamb before, or the network etc.

    Please, I've spent a lot of time and money on this, what is the way forward and please is the #9200 still useable for data capturing or has it gone down the drain again.
    And is it possible I do the condonement and later do a change of date of birth? won't I be stuck when they realise that the date of birth on both jamb and weac doesn't tally?

    Thank you for your anticipated swift response.

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    1. Sorry about the stress. As a matter of fact, if you used the old JAMB registration number, you will end up being given the date of birth on the old JAMB. If you use the NIN to get profile code, it will give you the date of birth on the national ID Card. Hence, if none of this date of birth is favorable for your NYSC, that means you have no hope with the regularization.

      However, if they can register the regularization for you without using old JAMB registration number or NIN i.e. allowing you fill a new date of birth at the point of the registration, that will be favorable.

      If the last option is not available, I'm sorry.

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  37. Good day sir..... there's a mistake in my waec dob *25-06-2003* instead of *24-06-2003 while my birth certificate,nin dob,bank dob,and jamb dob is 24-06-2003. Pls sir hope the waec dob won't affect my admission and nysc processing......if it will what should I do sir?

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    1. No, it won't affect any of these. It's just a day mix-up, not year or month. It's nothing to worry about.

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  38. Sir please the date of birth in my jamb is not the same as the one in my waec ND birth certificate, the one in weac is the correct one, please sir what should I do to be cleared for my registration

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  39. Good day to you sir ,
    How do I go about this my name on my Junior Waec certificate is different from My NIN:AMOS STEPHEN Wale ) Junior Waec: Amos Stephen Adewale) So I continue using the one on NIN for my Waec ,&Jamb registration... So how about the Junior Waec Name sir ???

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    1. You don't need your Junior WAEC certificate or its result for admission or probably anything. So ignore it. If you insist on doing something about it, go back to the school where you had the result and talk to them to help you change it to correct names. They will write WAEC and effect the change.

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  40. Good day, i have 12-04-2001 on my neco and waec, but I have 12-04-2000 on my NIN, a level result and De form.
    I have tried to change the level to no avail, hope it won't affect my admission, and if it will, can I have an affidavit or what can I do

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    1. It will affect your clearance after the admission is given. You can use affidavit if you have tried everything else without success.

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  41. Good morning sir.

    I have an error on my jamb profile which is 02-09-2000 but my real dob is 02-09-2003 which shows on all my O'level results and NIN. I've gone to the jamb admission office to correct on 2nd of February,2022. But it hasn't shown changes up till now. Pls what can I do and also will it affect my NYSC totally?

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    1. Send a complaint to JAMB through the link below.

      https://support.jamb.gov.ng/candidate-support/create-general-ticket

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  42. Morning sir,

    Pls can I change my O'level results on my jamb caps. I've been given admission and I've started lecture. I want to change it from neco to waec. Is that possible sir?

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    1. It's possible but no need to do that since they've already given you admission. If you insist on doing that, go to CBT to reupload.

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  43. Good morning sir
    Having a problem and i need your help please. My DOB on my waec and neco is 2003 and i want to use a combine result for admission and the jamb is 2002 which is the correct DOB,will it affect me sir

    Thank you.

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    1. The best way is to change the JAMB date of birth to those on your SSCE. Go to JAMB office, after the release of the JAMB results, to do that.

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  44. Please sir how long does it take neco date of birth to be corrected online? İs it immediately after the neco office updated the new date or it has to take some days for it to change online??

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    1. It depends on the logistics or delay from the office. It may take a day, a few days or weeks

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  45. Pls sir, I intentionally want to reduced the date of birth on my documents, I’ve corrected the one on the jamb portal and has reflected, but i heard the waec own can’t be corrected cos it not allowed anymore, still same incorrect date in my NIN, I just gained admission and I also have the wrong date in the school portal. So my question is since I have corrected the one on jamb portal, the school portal and also swear affidavit to back the waec result, but not ready to change the one on my NIN cos it kinda expensive. Won’t it affect me when to go for youth service or later in the future ??

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    1. It won't affect you. The date of birth that concerns NYSC is on the JAMB portal.

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    2. Hi, when changing your date of birth on jamb, were you ask to submit NIN? I was told by an official that one need NIN to update jamb date of birth

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    3. You won't need NIN for a change of institutions and courses.

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