You may have heard the news “JAMB extends Direct Entry registration”. Yes, this is true, and as you read through, we will showing why and what to do so you don’t make the obvious mistake as to why the registration was extended.

JAMB Extends Direct Entry Registration

JAMB Extends Direct Entry Registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has decided to prolong the registration period for the 2024 Direct Entry (DE) by an additional two weeks.

This extension aims to accommodate more prospective candidates who wish to enroll for the examination, as stated in a press release by JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin.

Originally set to conclude on Thursday, 28 March, the registration commenced on Wednesday, 28 February. However, Mr. Fabian announced that upon careful reconsideration, JAMB has opted to extend the registration period until Wednesday, 28 March 2024.

The new deadline for registration is now Thursday, 11 April. This extension was prompted by the difficulties encountered by candidates in navigating certain security screening procedures implemented to address instances of fraudulent A’level certificates being presented by some DE candidates.

The Board extends its apologies for any inconvenience caused and assures that efforts will be made to streamline the process for future registrations, making it more user-friendly.


The Acceptable A’level Results

Direct Entry registration is designated for candidates who possess A’level qualifications and are admitted directly into universities for the second year of study.

In 2023, JAMB implemented a new verification system for A’Level results because of the discovery of registrants attempting to bypass the A’level requirements for Direct Entry candidates.

The examination body uncovered instances where candidates submitted fraudulent results, prompting the introduction of stringent measures to authenticate A’level qualifications. Consequently, this has led to delays in the registration process.

JAMB Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, also outlined 13 acceptable qualifications for Direct Entry Registration, which include university diplomas, Ordinary National Diplomas (OND), National Diplomas (ND), Nigeria Certificates in Education (NCE), Higher National Diplomas (HND), and university degrees.

Additionally, legitimate results from A’level examination bodies such as the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB), Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate, NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate, NABTEB GCE-A’Level (2015 – 2021), Higher Islamic Studies Certificate by NBAIS, International Baccalaureate, and the National Registered Nurse/Midwifery certificates are accepted.

However, JAMB affirmed its commitment to ensuring that candidates who acquire certificates through dubious means are not permitted to benefit from them.

It stated that candidates whose certificate-issuing institutions are among those yet to verify their certificates despite repeated requests will not be allowed to register until the necessary verification is completed.


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