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Is JAMB Change of Institution For 2019 on Sale? What is the Closing Date?

Is JAMB Change of Institution Still on Sale? What is the Closing Date?
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This is the answer to your question: Is JAMB change of institutions on or has it started/opened? Now that JAMB result is out or even before the release of the result, candidates want to consider a change of institutions. But in most cases, you had better waited till you know your fate in the UTME result.

If for one reason or the other you think you must change institutions, you may want to know if the form has opened or the closing date so you can know to what extent you need to wait before you effect changes.

Important Warnings For Change of Institution When It Opens

Below are what you must know:
  1. JAMB change of institutions form is now OUT on sales. You can immediately proceed to your JAMB profile and effect change of institutions
  2. JAMB Change of institutions goes with a change of course and other data too. This means, while changing the institution, you can change course, date of birth, gender, state/local government too. This will be counted as one change. But if you change them separately, it will be counted as two changes.
  3. Meanwhile, you’re limited to change of institutions/courses for two times. In other words, once you use your two chances, no more changes will be allowed. However, you can change the third times if you fall to this category.
  4. JAMB change of institutions will never close until the admission year ends. Having said that, the change of institutions to a particular school may close as soon as that school starts selling their post UTME form. I will explain this point further below.

Why You Don’t Have to Rush to Change Institutions

Most candidates rush to effect a change of institutions/courses as they see their JAMB results are released. This is not recommended. Why?

  1. As earlier said, the change of institutions and courses can only be done twice. If you rush to do it, you’ve burnt once chance. What if that doesn’t give you admission to the chosen school, you have to change to another school – making two times. Even if the second one works, you may be given a different course. In this case, you will still be required to change to the new course. And since you’ve burnt the two chances, you’re lost out.
  2. Another reason to avoid rushing to do the change of institution is because of opened admissions opportunities that may come your way before admission year ends. If you’ve burnt your two chances, you’ll be seriously disappointed.

However, some schools will instruct JAMB to stop the change of institutions to them immediately they start selling their post UTME forms or a few days to the closing date. This set of schools usually uploads the list of candidates that chose or changed to them to their school admission portals before candidates can register on the portal. Hence, they will stop accepting new changes to avoid late uploading or some delays in the uploading.

Some of these schools include Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Ibadan (UI), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Lagos State University (LASU) etc.

However, schools like Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Federal Polytechnic Ede, Federal Polytechnic Offa, Ekiti State University (EKSU) etc will continually allow JAMB to accept change of institutions to them even when their post UTME is already on sales.

How To Approach Change of Institutions and Courses

Since we all know it has opened or is on sales already. And we’re sure too, that, it will not close across the year. Then, we need the patience to know how admission exercise will go for the year before we do any changes.

Follow the suggestions below to change the institution before the closing date and at the right time.
  1. Check your JAMB results. In fact, recheck some weeks later. (We have got occasions where JAMB increased or reduce mark in the past).
  2. Now, wait for your schools to announce their post UTME cut off marks. Some schools have static (fixed) cut off marks no matter what. For them, you may not wait for a different announcement again. UI, UNLAG, UNIBEN, OAU and a few others will not accept less than 200. However, some schools are so dynamic that they can change forth and back. Some consider lower mark for certain courses and higher for some e.g, UNIOSUN, FUNAAB etc. For these universities, you should wait for them to announce their required marks. Then, you can see where to change if you have to change at all.
  3. By now, you have just used one out of your two chances. Then, wait for opened admission chances. If your first change doesn’t give you admission, use the last chance for such opened admissions.

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