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Is the Payment for Change of Institutions/Courses Once?

How JAMB Recognises UTME Data Correction and Payment
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A UTME candidate who wanted to change his institutions and courses had just called me. He wanted to know whether he has to pay separate money (fees) for the change of course and another for the change of institution.

In other words, this guy was aware that the change of institution/course form is N2,500 (excluding the N177.19 Remita charge). But he was not sure whether he has to pay for each alternation of institutions and courses or if the money is meant for both.

Meanwhile, some CBT centres can be exploiting indeed. That’s why I want to drop you this short piece to help you out of this dilemma.

First, let’s see how JAMB perceives the changing in candidates’ data.

How JAMB Recognizes UTME Data Correction and Payments

  1. Request to change your name is one item
  2. Request to change your gender is another item
  3. Request to change your state and local government goes together as one item
  4. Request to change your schools and courses goes together as one item

Hence, JAMB sees items 1 to 4 as an individual activity. In other words, changing institutions and courses is just one activity.

Now, if a candidate wishes to correct the institution only, he pays for that as one item. If he changes two institutions, it’s still one item. In short, if he changes all four institutions, it’s still one time.

What if he decides to choose another course for an institution? That’s still an item. In fact, if he changes all the courses for the four institutions, it’s still one item.

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Finally, if a candidate changes any of the institutions and courses at the same time, it’s still one item. And if he corrects all 4 institutions together with the four courses, it’s still an item.

Therefore, making any or multiple changes among your schools and courses will only be an item. Then, you pay only N2,500 for that not N2,500 for individual change.

There’s a point to note though. That's covered below, in full.

Read: Can I Do Change of Institutions/Courses Twice? See Answer.

Changing Institutions/Courses for the Second Time

If you do a change or some changes now and submit. That’s one payment! If after that, you wish to change the same thing or another thing among your courses or schools, you’ll have to pay another N2,500.

And note as well that, you can now change your institutions and/or courses more than two times. NOW MORE TIMES! You can read more on that, in my post, "How to Do Change Institutions/Courses Third/More Times".

Let’s see what your change of data page looks like for further clarification.

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In the picture above, the candidate has made the payment. Now, he has three options to use the payment for.

He can use it to change the name, change of state/LGA, or change institutions/courses.

Once, he uses it for one of the options, he will need a new payment to change any of the other options available.

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  1. can one does it on his own or use a CBT to do it. And is the porter active now. when will it be active and the closing date. Thanks

    1. Use a CBT center. You can only initiate the process on your own but the changes will be done by a CBT center. The portal should be fully active by the first week of June. Change of institutions for a school closes only when the school you want to change to also closes the post UTME.

    2. How many days can I stay before doing another change of course


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