JAMB Denies Opening Change
of Course / Institution Process
JAMB has denied opening the portal for candidates to change
or correct their course, institution or even data for the 2017
This announcement came after a large crowd stormed the
Ikoyi, Lagos office of JAMB, claiming that JAMB closed the
portal to Accredited CBT Centres because they were extorting
the candidates. The candidates claimed that JAMB had
instructed all CBT centres to refer candidates to only their
It was even reported that 9 Candidates Fainted due to the
crowd, while trying to successfully effect a change in their
We’re not sure why JAMB released this statement, since many
candidates here on Myschool had confirmed to had
successfully effected 2017 Change in Course/Institution at
Read the statement released today, Thursday, 1st June, by
The Head of Media and Information of JAMB, Dr Fabian
Benjamin said that reports reaching the headquarters of the
board indicated that a large crowd of candidates on
Wednesday besieged the board’s Lagos office.
He said the development was creating unnecessary anxiety
and chaos where there should be none.
“This announcement became necessary following the crowd in
our offices by candidates demanding for such services.
“Affected candidates are urged to remain calm as we shall
contact them when the time is right.
“The request for correction of data is usually from candidates,
who provided wrong information while filling their application
document online,” Benjamin said.
According to him, the change of institutions is for those who
are considering other preferences other than their initial
He noted that the candidates were misled to believe that the
board had started such services and would soon close.
He said that when the board opened the window for
correction of data and change of course it would make the
He assures all candidates desirous of carrying out the
correction of data or change of institution that the board
would ensure that enough time was given for them to do so.
Benjamin also explained that the board had not finished with
the conduct of the 2017 UTME.
“The board is still conducting examinations for those who
registered late and those who could not be verified during the
“As such, it will be unfair to them to open window for such
correction and changes at the same time.
“Our reforms are meant to make our services accessible to all
He also said that JAMB would decentralise the service when it
eventually opened its portal for it.
“We are collaborating with the University of Lagos, Yaba
College of Technology and other stakeholders on this in
Lagos. We will do same in other states.
“This will ease the pressure on our various offices and ensure
a hitch-free process.”
Does it means those that reported to have purportedly
effected a change in course/institution have not yet been
JAMB Denies Opening Change