In this informative article, I will provide you with comprehensive information about JAMB regularization. I will guide you through the process, discuss who needs to register, explain the duration of the registration, outline the requirements, and provide steps on how you can complete JAMB regularization independently. Stay tuned for valuable insights!
JAMB, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, is responsible for overseeing the admission process for tertiary education institutions, including universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education, both public and private. However, it is important to note that students can sometimes gain admission to schools without going through the JAMB process.
JAMB regularization is a mandatory process for students who have obtained admission through alternative programs such as IJMB, JUPEB, part-time studies, or pre-degree programs. This process is necessary to ensure that these admissions align with JAMB’s regulations and are officially recognized. Without regularization, students may not be able to access certain benefits, such as printing the JAMB admission letter (an important document for clearance) and applying for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program.
In this article, I will explain the concept of JAMB regularization, provide details about the requirements, guide you through the registration process, and address common questions. So relax, pay attention, and benefit from the information shared.
What is JAMB Regularization
JAMB regularization is the process through which the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) officially recognizes admissions that were not initially processed by the board. It brings uniformity and regularizes the admission status of students who did not follow the standard JAMB admission process.
Who is eligible for JAMB Regularization
To be eligible for JAMB regularization, you must fall into one of the following categories:
- Students admitted through direct entry programs such as JUPEB or IJMB. Even though they may not be required to sit for an exam, it is necessary for these students to register with JAMB and submit their details.
- Part-time students who were admitted without going through JAMB. Admission to part-time programs is typically handled by the university or polytechnic itself. However, to ensure proper recognition and eligibility for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), these students need to undergo JAMB regularization.
- HND (Higher National Diploma) students who have completed their two-year ND (National Diploma) program in a polytechnic. To have their HND admission recognized by JAMB, they must go through the regularization process. Some schools may require this to be done after completing the HND program, while others may prefer it to be done prior to admission.
- Students who were offered admission into a different course than the one they initially filled during JAMB registration. If the admission took place from 2017 or earlier, these students need to apply for JAMB regularization. However, from 2018 onwards, they should apply for JAMB change of course instead.
If you determine that you fall into one of these categories and need to undergo JAMB regularization, you can follow the guide provided to ensure you take the necessary steps to complete the process.
How Much Is JAMB Regularization?
The amount to be paid for JAMB regularization depends on whether or not you already have a JAMB Registration Number.
- Students who have a JAMB Registration Number will pay a fee of five thousand naira (N5,000), while,
- Students without a JAMB Registration Number (those who did not receive admission in the same year they registered for JAMB) will pay a fee of ten thousand naira (N10,000).
What Are The Requirements For JAMB Regularization?
To process JAMB regularization, you will need the following requirements:
- JAMB Registration Number (for students who gained admission in the year they registered for JAMB but not through JAMB).
- Five thousand naira (N5,000) for students with a JAMB Registration Number, or ten thousand naira (N10,000) for students without a JAMB Registration Number.
- O’ Level Result (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB).
- Student’s personal information, including name, date of birth, gender, marital status, email address, phone number, etc. Please ensure that these details are correct before proceeding.
- Student’s admission/school information, such as the course admitted into, school of admission, head of institution, registrar, matriculation number, matriculation year, and graduation list.
- Your JAMB result (only if you took the JAMB examination in the year of admission).
These are the requirements needed to apply for JAMB regularization. With these requirements in hand, you can now proceed to the next step of the regularization process.
How To Do JAMB Regularization
The recommended method through which you can undertake JAMB Regularization for NYSC, HND, or Direct Entry is to process the regularization at a JAMB office.
JAMB Regularization Processed At JAMB Office
To process JAMB Regularization at a JAMB office, you can follow these steps:
- Visit a JAMB office near you. You can find a list of JAMB offices in Nigeria on their website.
- Ensure you have all the necessary information and requirements mentioned earlier.
- Inform the JAMB office staff about your purpose and they will assign an official to assist you. If you took the JAMB exam in the year of your admission, your JAMB registration number from the result slip will be used for the regularization process.
- Make the required payment for the regularization process.
- The JAMB official will initiate the regularization process once they have verified your information. They will print and provide you with an indemnity form.
- Fill out the indemnity form accurately and take it to the school where you were offered admission.
- Your school will be responsible for submitting the approved form to the JAMB state office.
- Once JAMB receives the approved form, it will be uploaded to your JAMB profile.
- You will receive a notification via email when the form has been uploaded.
- JAMB will process your application, and if it is approved, the requested changes will be made to your details.
Alternatively, if you have a JAMB registration number and registered for JAMB in the year of your admission, you can also process the JAMB Regularization yourself through the JAMB Student’s Portal. However, this option is only available for students with a JAMB registration number.
How To check JAMB Regularization Approval Status?
To check the approval status of your JAMB Regularization, you can follow these steps:
- Visit the JAMB portal at efacility.jamb.gov.ng/Login and log in using your correct email and password.
- Once you are logged in, locate the “Check Admission Status” option and click on it.
- Select the exam year for which you applied for JAMB Regularization and enter your JAMB registration number.
- Click on “Check Admission Status” to view your JAMB admission status.
If your course of study is displayed, it means that your JAMB regularization has been approved by JAMB. You can proceed to print your JAMB admission letter.