Some candidates who want to proceed for post UTME or screening applications
will want to know, forearmed, if they can use a phone number different from the one used during the JAMB UTME/DE registration. Some will want to change their emails during the post UTME or Post Direct Entry registrations. A few will even have reasons to change their dates of birth. Hence, need to consider dates of birth different from the ones used for JAMB.
This post will answer your questions as directly as possible and guide you in related situations.
1. You Can Use a Different Phone Number for the Post-UTME/Screening
As a matter of fact, a candidate is free to make use of a phone number other than the one used during the UTME/DE registration. During the post-UTME registration, your institutions are only interested in an active phone line. In other words, they don’t care about the phone line/number used for JAMB. They only want a number they can send messages (SMS) to or call you on (if need be).
Therefore, you can drop the JAMB phone number at this stage and fill in another.
2. You Can Use a Different Email for the Post-UTME/Screening
As a matter of fact, you are allowed to use a different email from the JAMB’s at this stage. You might have lost the password to your JAMB email
or perhaps the email doesn’t belong to you. You’re NOT tied to the JAMB email. Kindly register another one (if needed) for your post UTME/screening.
However, to login to your JAMB profile
, you definitely need your JAMB email which can’t be changed for access into the profile. For any other purpose, such as post UTME/screening registrations, you can use a different email.
3. You Can Use a Different Date of Birth for the Post UTME/Screening
Here, there is a need to caution you first.
However, if you must do your post UTME/DE now, you can proceed with the right date and later do the change of birth on the JAMB portal as well. This is the only way your figures will correspond.
A fact to note, just as JAMB needs your correct date of birth so also are your proposed institutions. The schools will check your birth certificate or age declaration
while screening you. Hence, the DOB must be the same across the board.
If you use a different date of birth during post-UTME/DE registration, be sure to change to that through the JAMB change of data as well. This, you can do at a nearby CBT center
or JAMB office nationwide
4. You Can Use a Different Name, Gender, State, or Local Government of Origin for the Post UTME/Screening
Other related concerns include the situation where candidates make mistakes in their names, state/local government of origins.
For a reason personal to you, you may need to use different names during post UTME. Some candidates may want to use different state/local governments because of the catchment areas
or tuition preference. And if an error cropped in the choice of genders, you can change it during the post UTME.
Generally, candidates are allowed to use details different from their JAMB’s during the post-UTMEs/screenings. But on conditions! For the phone number or email, you can change without the need to do the same on the JAMB portal.
However, for the names, gender, state of origin, the local government of origin, and date of birth, there is the need to do the same changes on the JAMB portal using the services of a CBT centre or JAMB office. These items must correspond across the board.