JAMB Reveals When Change Of Courses, Institutions Will End (Find Out Here)


The Joint Admission and Matriculation
Board (JAMB), has said it would only close
the change of courses and institutions
procedures only when the 2017/2018
admission is concluded.
Speaking in an interview with the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, JAMB’s
Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin,
said it was wrong for any student to observe
that the board would close the change of
courses and institutions procedure soon.
He advised candidates to avoid panic, but
take time to make decision that is suitable
for them, to secure admission into higher
institutions, as the procedure is continuous
and the commission is not ready to close
the procedure until admission has been
“This is so because there are moments
whereby candidates who chose particular
institution will not have opportunity there
and another one will want to offer them
“If closed it will be difficult to access such
offer, all candidates need to do is go back to
the portal and make changes to those
institutions and access available
“We want to avoid a situation whereby
candidates will have multiple admission and
will take one and be denied that opportunity.
“When we do that statistics will be
strengthened; if candidates choose the
University of Lagos and later consider Yaba-
Tech the statistic will reflect the second
“So that when we are giving account of
admission of a candidate, we will be able to
provide accurate statistic and not distorted
data we have been dishing out before.”
He said that the change is imperative for
candidates who made mistakes while
choosing courses they want to study or the
institution or university they want to apply
Benjamin explained that the process of
change of courses and institutions could be
done with the payment of N2, 500 in JAMB
Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres and at
other approved centres.
He, therefore, advised candidates who
wished to change their choice of course or
institution to think properly, before doing so
to avoid irregularities.
He also added that the board would hold the
policy committee meeting on Aug. 21 and
Aug. 22, to determine cut-off points for
admissions this year into various courses
and tertiary institutions.
He further said that the decision for the cut-
off points for admission would be decided by
Vice-Chancellors of universities, Rectors of
Polytechnics and Mono-techniques and
Provosts of Colleges of Education.

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