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Latest Update on how to Change 2024 JAMB Subject Combination

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has closed the short-term window for candidates who registered for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to modify their subject combinations.

This two-day chance was opened on Thursday, March 14th, 2024, and Friday, March 15th, 2024, to enable candidates who may have selected the wrong subject combinations by mistake during initial JAMB registration process to correct such mistakes and ensure their chosen subjects correspond with the desired course of study.

The Significance of Selecting the Right JAMB Subject Combination

The decision on what JAMB subjects to take is an important part of the UTME registration process.

All courses offered in Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions have their own specific subject requirements.

Making a wrong choice can seriously hurt a candidate and could lead to disqualification or reduce the chance of being admitted into a particular program.

For example, an applicant who wants to study Medicine and Surgery would normally need a UTME subject combination that comprises Use of English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

If by mistake you pick another combination, even if it was not intentional you will not be considered for your desired course.

Steps to Change 2024 JAMB Subject Combination

For candidates who need to change their JAMB subject combination for the 2024 UTME, the process is rather straightforward.

To initiate a change, do this:

Log into the JAMB Portal: Visit the official JAMB portal and log in using your registration details.

Select the option for changing your subject combination: Find the option to change subject combination on the portal.

Effect Necessary Changes: Follow the instructions and modify your subject combination as per requirements of your desired course.

Validate Changes: Cross-check your new subject combination for accuracy before you effect the changes permanently.

The JAMB Subject Combination Correction Process

JAMB, in the knowledge of the importance of a correct subject combination, gave this little opportunity for rectification.

During the specified period, candidates were supposed to visit any accredited JAMB Computer Based Test (CBT) center across the country to make changes.

The CBT centers facilitated the correction process and ensured its proper execution.

JAMB has advised candidates who missed this window to carefully review the brochure and handbook containing the subject requirements for their desired programs.

These resources are readily available on the JAMB website (https://www.jamb.gov.ng/) and can be downloaded for future reference.

Related: 2024 JAMB Exam Slip Online: How to Print and Reprint

Alternatives for Candidates Who Missed the Correction Window

The closure of the correction window does not necessarily mean that there are no alternative options for candidates who may have missed out.

It is important to note that these alternatives are not automatic and may differ depending on individual circumstances.

Contact JAMB directly: Candidates can try to reach out to JAMB directly through their official platforms like their social media handles or designated helplines.

There is no guarantee that expressing extenuating circumstances will result in a favorable outcome but it might help with a case-by-case review.

Consider a Different Course: If you fail to reach an agreement with JAMB directly, then you might have to think of another course of study that fits in with your current subject combination.

The advice of career counselors or educational advisors at secondary schools or tertiary institutions can prove very useful in identifying other courses that utilize a candidate’s strengths and qualifications.

Retake the UTME: In the worst case scenario, some candidates might consider re-taking the UTME the following year.

This choice gives them enough time to research carefully into the subjects required by their desired program and make a correct choice during their next registration period.

JAMB Stresses the Need for Careful Registration.

A careful review of program requirements and choosing the right subject combination from the beginning will help reduce corrections later on.

The use of JAMB’s official resources, such as brochures, handbooks, and website, is essential for informed decision-making.

This marks the end of our update on a window that was recently closed to modify 2024 JAMB subject combinations.

All UTME candidates should utilize the given resources and conduct themselves with diligence in order to have a hitch-free and successful examination experience.

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Oluchukwu Ikemefuna
Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

Oluchukwu Blessing Ikemefuna, a talented content writer from Anambra, Nigeria, found her writing passion in secondary school. Holding a degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, she specializes in blog writing across technology, finance, healthcare, education, and lifestyle sectors. With strong research and SEO skills, Oluchukwu creates engaging content globally. Her work aims to inspire and engage authentically while driving action. Outside work, she enjoys travel, reading, and movies as she grows as a skilled writer.

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