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Can I Edit Errors in My Post UTME Registration?

There could be errors made during post UTME/screening registrations. I've seen that a few times when the cafe attendant made some silly mistakes while registering a post UTME candidate.

It's not uncommon to see candidates making the mistake themselves. Imagine using the wrong email when registering your post UTME. Imagine an error in the phone number entered. What of errors in date of birth, address, gender, etc.?

In this post I will be sharing my stock of experiences on editing, correcting, or updating errors made during post-UTME online registration, where it's possible to correct such and where it may not be possible. Errors that may matter are those you can just ignore.

Errors In Candidates' Bio-Data Matter and Should Be Corrected

While filling post UTME/screening form, there are times when some details could have been imported from the JAMB database. For example, filling out OAU, FULOKOJA, UNIOSUN, UNILORIN, ABU, UNN, and a few other schools' post UTME forms, details such as names, date of birth, state of origin, and local government origin could have been fetched directly from JAMB.

In this case, if there is an error in your date of birth, name, or state/local government of origin, it all emanated from your JAMB, and before that, from your National ID card (NIN).

These kinds of errors are sensitive to your admission. Every admitted candidate will be required to bring physical evidence of their names during the physical screening or freshers' documentation.

This physical evidence may include the birth certificate/age declaration, the local government identification, NIN, etc. Hence, all your bio-data are expected to align across the board.

If these errors emanated from the JAMB, it's better corrected at the JAMB office and NIMC office. Then, talk to the school ICT by visiting them in person or sending them messages through support email, or through call. Most schools will have their support emails, phone numbers, etc written on the admission portal or in the post-UTME adverts.

If their error was made by the café man or the candidate himself i.e not exported from JAMB, you must visit the school ICT or contact them through email or phone to correct these errors.

Similarly, some portals are designed such that they allow candidates to log into their admission dashboards and edit their data before the closing time of the form. Check if your school allows that, log in and correct things, and submit to update.

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Some Errors Other Than Bio-Data May Require Correction Too

Apart from the bio-data, as detailed above (names, date of birth, gender, state/LGA), some other filled details may require corrections.

For instance, if a wrong course was chosen other than what you chose in UTME, that's a vital error. If the subject combination selected for you in the post UTME was not the same as the ones written in UTME, it's a bad one too. If there was an omission of an important subject in the O'level subjects/grades filled, that's killing. If you supplied different SSCE grades in post UTME than the one filled for JAMB, that's suspicious.

Similar to the bio-data issues, where allowed/possible, log into your admission portal e.g UNIOSUN, UNILORIN, ABU, UI, etc, and update the mistakes before the closing for the post UTME/screening. 


After the closing date, any alternation may not be allowed. If you're trying to do the editing after the time given, you will need the help of the school ICT.

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Some Errors May Be Ignore As They Don't Matter

I've noticed that if you make mistakes in your post UTME/screening registration about the following, you may just ignore them.

  1. Home address
  2. Next of Kin, name, address, phone
  3. Parent name, address, phone number
  4. Email address
  5. Phone number
  6. And a few other details not directly affecting your admission decisions

As for your home address, nobody is visiting you from school. They practically don't need to know your home address. As for the next of kin and parents' information, you may not need anything about these till you're done in school. They don't matter 90% of the time.

As important as the email may look, if the error is on the post UTME form, ignore it, as the schools don't usually send emails to you about admission or anything. If offered admission, you will see that directly on the school portal and through the JAMB portal.

Similar to your email, errors made in the post UTME registration, in the phone number won't matter seriously because you don't have to be expecting admission notification through the phone number. Even if your school does that, they will definitely shortlist the same on their admission portal and the JAMB CAPS.


The post stands to let you know that any mistake in your post UTME registration matters. And you should work on editing your admission forms if it will be possible doing that yourself or with the help of a cafe. However, if that won't be possible or it's late to use that means, your proposed school's ICT center will be ready to help (though may attract fees).

And where it may take a hell of time and money out of you to correct certain details, you should by now know those that matter and those that won't affect you in the short and long run.

Wishing you luck!

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  1. Thanks sir for this I have been so worried coz I made mistake in my email but now I know better

  2. Sir a mistake was made on my name at the O'level segment during putme registration... Can it be corrected b4 d registration ends

  3. I have registered for unn post utme 2022 but there was mistake in my gender ,is there possible solution for it


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