Is Printing of JAMB Original Result Compulsory?

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I had earlier posted how to print your JAMB original results. In that post, I differentiated between the original result and the notification of the result. I was able to pinpoint where you would need one and not the other.

However, some students are still asking whether they must print the notification of the result, or if it’s compulsory to print the two.

This post will answer that question as straightforwardly as possible. And I shouldn’t have bothered to answer the question if I don’t think it will save you some money and headache if you know which to print.

Quick Difference Between Notification of JAMB Result and Original JAMB Result

JAMB notification of result (or result-printout) is that which almost all candidates print as soon as their UTME results are released. Checking it is free and it can be printed at a nearby café or business center for just N200 or less. It can be printed directly on the JAMB result-checking page. 

It only shows a candidate’s bio-data and scores in each subject.

The bad news is... this result type s no longer available starting from the 2022/2023 admission year. In order words, JAMB has discontinued releasing notification of results. Hence, only limit them to SMS checking of results and original result.

Whereas, the original JAMB result is usually printed at a cost of N1,500 excluding Remita charges. And if you must use the service of a café, they may charge you between N2,000 to N2,500 altogether. 

This is usually printed in color. Which you can only access after logging into your JAMB profile.

Which One Do You Need for Admission?

The answer was both back in the before-2022/2023 admission. Now, you only have both the result check using SMS and the original result options. 

However, you can't use SMS for official admission uses or other formal purposes. But you may not need the original result too if you’re not offered admission eventually.

Let me explain.

Schools That Use "Post UTMEs" May Not Need the Original Result From the Start

We all know now that some universities will conduct entrance exams for their aspirants. This is called the post-UTME. This set of universities, polytechnics, and colleges will ask you to register for their post-UTMEs online.

Here, they won’t ask you to compulsorily use or upload your original JAMB result. Those that will ask you for JAMB results will only ask you to fill out your scores by subject or the total score. And of course, you will have this through the SMS result.

These schools allow you to write their post UTMEs and if offered admission, ask you to come to the school for fresher registration and documentation. It’s at this stage, that they will ask for your original JAMB result. They want to be sure you're the one who wrote the UTME because it displays your photo on it, unlike the notification of the result or SMS.

Therefore, save yourself money and worry in the meantime. Just keep on with your admission chase. And if you’re chasing any of these institutions conducting post UTME, you may not need to print JAMB's original result until you’re eventually offered admission.

Schools That Use "Screening" May Need Original Results During the Exercise

In the case of schools that don’t conduct post-UTME, but screening, candidates may need to print their original JAMB results from the onset.

Some of these universities, polytechnics, and colleges will only ask you to fill up forms online. Some of them will require you to scan and upload the original result during the registration (this is not common though). 

Where it’s not required for an online application, you may be asked to print and bring it during the schedule for your physical screening. The officials will check, among other documents, your birth certificate, local government identification, etc. during the screening exercise.

Examples of such schools are Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, etc.

However, some schools only require you to fill up forms online. They won’t ask you to come for further physical screening unless offered admission eventually. You will need to do the physical screening after already being offered admission. Such schools include the Federal University of Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State University, Osun State University, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Federal Polytechnic Ado, etc.


Not all admission seekers need to print JAMB original results. Your own choice of schools and the method of post-UTME and screening determine if you will print the original result. If their online post-UTME form requires scanning and uploading of the original result e.g. Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, you'll have no other choice than to print it and use it here.

Once, your result is released, you should check with SMS. If you’re seeking admission into a school conducting post-UTME, wait until you’re offered admission before printing the original result. If you’re pursuing a school that uses “screening only”, print the original JAMB result before going for the physical screening.

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  1. Please what do I do if I wrote jamb, I have my registration number but I don't have a profile?

    1. Nobody has a profile yet. Just check your result. Other stages of admission will be communicated sooner.

  2. Sir what documents do I need to take along with me to write my POST UTME in UNILORIN?

    1. Read the post.

  3. Must i print my original jamb results and submit before admission

    1. It depends on your school. Some schools, during their post UTME or screening may ask for the original result. Some will not ask for it until/unless you're offered admission.

  4. Please when is unizik post utme form going to be on same and I took my jamb result before doing change of institution and I went to reprint the jamb result it was white and black and not coloured is it going to affect me


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