How to Apply for NYSC Name Correction (Step by Step)

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has made it clear that Corps member will not be registered in orientation camp, if there is disparity in their Name on the Statement of Result and that on the Call-up Letter. Those who have disparity in name should apply for NYSC Name Correction (Addition or Removal) on their dashboard.

If you wish to change or correct wrong name for NYSC mobilization, then you are on the right page. Here we will show you how to apply for correction of name on NYSC portal.

It’s no fun to have a wrong or misspelt name on your documents. This can be a big problem pointing at you if not corrected before going to the NYSC orientation camp. Also check how to correct wrong date of birth at NYSC portal.

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How to apply for Name Correction on NYSC portal

Follow the steps below to apply for change of name on your NYSC dashboard:

  1. Go to the NYSC portal,

  2. Login to your dashboard using your registered email and password.

  3. Click “Apply for Change of Name” link on your dashboard.

You can only correct the following mistakes;

  • Spelling error
  • Re-arragement
  • Addition**
  • Removal**


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  • Those who need Addition or Removal of names will have to go to their institution’s Student Affair Officer (SAO) who will process online and upload backing documents, for NYSC to take further action.
  • If you have applied for Name re-arrangement and spelling error on your dashboard, be patient, work is ongoing.
  • Addition or Removal of names will not be attended to at the NYSC portal unless your institution follow the lay-down procedures.
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Reasons for NYSC Name Disapproval

If NYSC disapprove your name, the reason are:

  • Total change of names.
  • Introduction of new name, not in any of your records.
  • Wrongly application of name correction.
  • Abbreviation of Name.

Kindly ensure your Certificate of National Service (CNS) does not bear a wrong name. Also check out NYSC camp requirements.

If you have question or contribute regarding how to correct name disparity on NYSC portal, kindly ask us in the comment section below.

Source: Nyscinfo

Updated: August 20, 2021 — 5:44 am

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  1. Sir, I have applied for correction of name on my nysc portal bt it was disapproved, I dnt knw why, dat was y I wasn’t registered in camp. Plz how can I reapply again

  2. Gud evening… Pls I registered as married, and nysc has already change the surname to my husband,but my own name is not complete, and this request has been dissaproved two times.pls what do I do pls

  3. Hello Admin, I registered with balogun-arogunjo and now that we have been moved to Batch B,from Batch A, stream II, the name has changed to Balogunarogunjo(with the hyphen being removed).
    Please Note: it is a compound name.

    Is it going to be a problem?
    If yes, what do I do now?
    Is it right to do corrections of Name?

  4. Hello Humphrey, how do I correct a spelling error on jamb site because we are yet to register for nysc this year, but I want to correct it before registration starts maybe next year.

    1. Go to the nearest JAMB Office

  5. Good day
    My surname changed because I registered as a married woman but I wish to make use of the name on my degree certificate. How do I rectify this problem

    1. Apply for name correction on your dashboard

      1. My name was mis spelt
        I have applied for name correction

        How long will it take to reflect on my portal

  6. How do I correct my state of origin

    1. You can correct it when you get to camp

  7. This is the third time I am asking this question. yet no reply. I graduated since three years now. I was mobilized initially but I have gone for service till now. can I still go for NYSC? please when will the registration postal site be opened for registration?

    1. Yes, you can still go for service. Next registration is next year.

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