Things you should know about JAMB Regularization in 2024

What is JAMB Regularization? How important is JAMB regularization to students/graduates in 2024?

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board that regulates and maintains the admission process for candidates seeking admission into tertiary-level institutions.

Before anything, I’ll love to clearly disclose here that candidates admitted via JAMB portal in any tertiary institution and have accepted the admission offer via JAMB Caps, then JAMB regularization isn’t for you.

The JAMB board is responsible for conducting entrance examinations, known as Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for prospective undergraduates seeking admission into Nigerian universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education (CoE), Nursing schools, etc.

Who Needs to do JAMB Regularisation?

As stated above, JAMB regularization isn’t for everything. However, persons who fall into any of the categories mentioned below will have to do the regularization.

  • Students admitted into any Nigerian tertiary institution but did not write the UTME or did not use their UTME results to apply for that particular institution.
  • Students admitted to a tertiary institution through any Direct Entry (DE) program, e.g JUPEB or IJMB.
  • Students admitted to a tertiary institution through a foundation program.
  • Students who were admitted through a part-time program.
  • Students who were admitted to a tertiary institution but did not have a JAMB admission letter.
  • Students whose admission was not processed by the JAMB portal.
  • HND students who were admitted to a university to complete their degree (HND) program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’d love to notify all persons who fall into any of the above categories, that the JAMB Regularization is a compulsory requirement for you. Students who refuses to apply for JAMB Regularization may not be able to do the following:

  1. Print their JAMB admission letter,
  2. Participate in the NYSC program,
  3. Access other government scholarships,
  4. Access federal or state government grants or loans for scholarships or graduates.

What does regularization in JAMB Mean?

JAMB regularization can be defined as the simple process of confirming that the JAMB board validates the candidate’s current admission details with the tertiary institution that offered admission to such candidates in their database. The main aim of  JAMB regularization is to ensure every candidate/student gets the same opportunity as others.

One of the best innovations of JAMB is providing each candidate, with a unique number, which is popularly known as the JAMB registration number. This unique Number is connected to your JAMB profile and plays a vital role in each student’s academic life, starting from 100 LEVEL – to your final level, and up to your NYSC.

The JAMB regularization procedure is designed to regulate ND/NID/OND, HND, and NCE types of admission to the university and clear up the JAMB status of every prospective student.

One reason why the introduction of JAMB regularization is applauded and a welcome development is this, each JAMB has your current admission details and with the JAMB regularization, it tallies with the admission/registration record of the school that offered you admission.

Candidates who do not have an admission letter from JAMB will have to apply for JAMB regularization. This is specifically for students who did remedial/pre-degree programmes like basic programmes or certificate programmes or wrote the Direct Entry (DE) examination via JAMB.

Students who did not register for JAMB during the year were offered admission (ie from basic and certificate programmes) will have to apply for regularization. Students in theological schools, and other academic institutions whose schools are affiliated with any tertiary institution must apply for JAMB regularization to get their certificate from that school.

This gives candidates/students, and graduates with no prior record with JAMB the ability to register on the platform and still have their certificate.

How to do JAMB Regularization 2024.


One of the biggest challenges encountered by graduates waiting for their names to appear on the NYSC Mobilization List is Jamb Regularization. Graduates who did not register for it will find it difficult to see their Names on the NYSC Mobilization list.

This article will provide you with a top-notch solution for resolving all issues related to JAMB Regularization. By the end of this article, you’ll know why your name isn’t on the NYSC mobilization list, and a solution to all issues related to Jamb Regularization.

Graduates of all tertiary institutions in Nigeria must get clearance from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) which enables them to be qualified for NYSC Mobilization.

As earlier mentioned, students who did not get admission through JAMB will have to apply for JAMB Regularization to register for NYSC Mobilization and enjoy the benefits entitled to other students who were offered admission directly through JAMB Caps (portal).

How Much is JAMB Regularization?

JAMB regularization cost varies, and this solely relies on the category of the student, the year of admission, and the level of study. However, if you’re regularizing your admission status for the first time, you’ll be required to pay the sum of ₦5,000.00 – ₦8,000.00 only.

While for students who had previously regularized, you’ll pay ₦10,000.00 or more. It’s important to confirm the current fees with a JAMB staff at any JAMB accredited centres before making any payment, as these fees are subject to change.

How To Process Jamb Regularization For NYSC

  • Create a Profile on the JAMB Portal. (Creation of JAMB profile is 100% free.)
  • Make Payment.
  • Download and Print forms.
  • Append Signature by relevant authorities.
  • Upload printed forms via the JAMB dashboard you created.

The first step is to visit the JAMB official site by clicking on and use the instructions outlined below; ?

Procedure For JAMB Regularization.

1 Create a profile through the Sign Up (New User) Page if you are a new user. For existing users, simply type in your login details.

Requirements When Creating JAMB Profile.

  • A valid Email address.
  • Correct Surname and first name.
  • Available Mobile No.
  • State and LGA of Origin
  • A password that you can easily remember. Once you have filled the above information correctly, let’s proceed to the second step.

2. Click the sign up Button.

You cannot sign up twice when applying for regularization, you only have a right to one profile.

  • After you’ve successfully created your Profile.
  • You will sign in with your Email address and password on the JAMB Login Page

3. Once you log in, you will be taken to the landing page where you will see all available services.

4. If you’re using your mobile phone, simply open the Messages app. Proceed and send NIN To 55019. This message will prompt JAMB to send you, your JAMB profile code Type the word NIN then space and add your 11-digit NIN Number and send it to 55019 by SMS.

5. The number 4 Option is for those that haven’t written Jamb before, or don’t have Jamb registration number. you will be asked to do the number 4 Option

6. After you have received your JAMB profile code, visit the nearest JAMB office in the state where you schooled, e.g if you schooled at Edo State, you’re to go any JAMB office within Edo State.

7. Before going to the JAMB office, you are required to go with the following documents mentioned below.

Documents Needed.

  • ND or HND Statement of Result or Certificate (Optional)
  • WAEC/NECO Result.
  • Rector Name.
  • Rector Phone.
  • Registrar Name.
  • Institution Email Address.
  • ATM CARD or Cash.
  • Birth Certificate (Optional and not mandatory, but I’ll recommend you go with it.)
  • The Email Address and Password of the Jamb Profile you created.

8. If you have written Jamb before and forgot your Jamb registration number, you can easily retrieve your JAMB registration number at the JAMB office, and it costs between One thousand Naira (1,000) – Three thousand Naira (3,000).

9. To retrieve your JAMB registration number, you must remember the year you were admitted to your institution.

10. However, students who are registering with a JAMB registration number will be required to pay *N5000*, while students without a JAMB registration number you are paying *N8500*

11. You have to do the registration yourself, because you would be captured and also do thumbprint.

12. Once you have completed the payment, and have been successfully registered, an Indemnity Form will display for printing:

13. The next step, is to login to your dashboard, click on the 3 slash lines by your right, proceed by scrolling down and select *My Indemnity Form* then click on *Print Indemnity Form*, download the file take it to a cyber cafe to print it out in a colored format.

14. This is what you will fill and take to your institution for Approval.

15. Take note that the tertiary institution is responsible for the submission of the Indemnity form to the JAMB state office.

16. Once the form has been submitted to JAMB, they will upload the form to your profile. You will receive a notification when the form has been uploaded on your Profile.

17. JAMB will now process your application. And congratulations, your JAMB Regularization is successful.

How to check your JAMB regularization status?

STEP 1:  Visit

STEP 2: Enter your JAMB email and password in their appropriate box.

STEP 3: After you have successfully login, scroll down; locate and click on the “check admission status” tab.

STEP 4: Next, you need to select your exam year and type in your JAMB registration number in the required columns (Most times, the system will automatially enter your JAMB registration number).

STEP 5: Lastly, click on “check admission status” to access your admission status.


If you find the procedures confusing or had any issues while doing the JAMB regularization, I’d recommend you go to the nearest CBT centre/JAMB Office and ask them for help. However, there’s little to no issues if you follow the process outlined above.

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