JAMB resumes Direct Entry registration, Set New Guidelines

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has reopened the registration for the 2023 Direct entry, Direct Entry (DE)registration starting March, 20 2023 to elapse of April 28, 2023.

JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede disclosed that the Board suspended the registration which had earlier commenced on February 20, 2023 following the discovery of devices and machinations to circumvent and compromise the standard of A ‘level qualifications required from DE candidates.

Recall that recent joint operations of the Federal Ministry of Education and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on DE qualifications brought to light some of these unsavoury and nefarious activities. Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has also consistently brought to the fore the high rate of forgery of A’Level qualifications for DE.

“For instance, it was discovered that, in previous years, some candidates used unacceptable and forged A’ level certificates/qualifications to register for Direct Entry and eventually got admitted. For example out 148 candidates verified by BUK, only 6 were found to be genuine. By implication 142 of the results were forged,” Prof Is-haq Oloyede said.

Oloyede noted that JAMB and other concerned stakeholders and institutions are working assiduously to detect candidates who have engaged in such activities sanction in line with the provisions of the law.

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The Registrar stated that the 2023 DE registration will only be restricted to JAMB PTCs and will also be done under strict supervision.

Prof Oloyede explained that all candidates must fill in registration/ matriculation number of the previous school attended, subjects of qualifications, awarding institution and institution attended.

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He maintained that JAMB will only recognize and accept 13 qualifications/certificates for the direct entry exercise.

For the First Degree, University Diploma, Higher National Diploma(HND), Ordinary National Diploma/National Diploma(OND/ND) and Nigeria Certificate in Education(NCE) holders, Oloyede stated that the candidates must upload copy of their certificate and letter of admissions offered by JAMB for the certificate obtained.

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He noted that statement of result can only be accepted for qualifications obtained after 2018 adding that ‘awaiting results’ is not acceptable.

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