JAMB commences sale of direct entry forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced the sale of Direct Entry forms nationwide and in selected foreign centres.

A statement signed by the public communication advisor, JAMB, Fabian Benjamin on Tuesday, said the registration process starts on Wednesday, 28th February, 2024, and closes on Thursday, 28th March, 2024.

According to the statement, the sale is also open to foreign candidates desirous of tertiary education in Nigeria through the Direct Entry mode.

Explaining further, the Board said would not process candidates’ application from all awarding institutions that have refused to honour several requests for the verification of their A’level certificates presented by some candidates for the 2023 admission.

“Candidates who are not awaiting results must have uploaded their A’ level qualifications, O’level results and DE registration template at the point of registration as no DE candidates would be processed for admission until such claimed results are uploaded and verified by the awarding institutions on the Board’s Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) mail platform,” the statement read.

Direct Entry candidates, who at the point of registration are awaiting A’level results of IJMB/JUPEB/NABTEB, the Board explained; must have uploaded their admission letter and registration template at the point of registration.

Applicants with Cambridge certificates for pre-2018 examination year were also advised to visit Cambridge directly for verification.

“This verification exercise may take up to 28 days (as specified by the awarding body) after which the verification result would be forwarded to the Board. The verification would be reflected on the e-Facility profile of the DE candidate. Statement of results (in lieu of certificate) is accepted for registration only within three years of the date of award,” it said.

The Board said it has also given a window of opportunity for upgrading from UTME to DE with a proviso for only candidates whose DE results have not been released at the point of UTME registration, and who must have indicated at the point of registration that he/she is awaiting A’level results.

Furthermore, the Board said it will continue to ensure a level playing field for all candidates irrespective of status.