JAMB resumes direct entry registration

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday announced the resumption of registration for the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) examination.

It also announced new guidelines for the registration.

The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who made this known at a news briefing yesterday in Abuja, said the DE registration would close on April 28.


The board on February 21 announced the suspension of the registration, to enable it deploy certain measures, which are designed to better serve prospective candidates.

Lamenting the high level of forgery of A’ Level certificates used for the registration, Oloyede told reporters that the board had introduced new guidelines to checkmate such act.

He said: “You will recall that the board started the 2023 Direct Entry registration on February 20, but had to suspend it, following the discovery of the plethora 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, of 148 candidates verified by BUK, only six were found to be genuine. By implication 142 of the results were forged.

“The board, concerned stakeholders and institutions are working to detect such and the ones already found, are being dealt with according to the law.

“To further checkmate the anomaly and also prevent recurrence, the board has decided that the 2023 DE registration will not only be restricted to JAMB (Professional Test Centres (PTCs), but will also be done under strict supervision.


“The board has provided additional guidelines to DE registration outlets (JAMB-owned centres), officers of the board and candidates on the 2023 Direct Entry registration.

“At the point of registration, all candidates must fill in:- Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subject(s) of qualification.”

Awarding Institution; Institution actually attended.”

Oloyede said the board would only accept 13 qualifications/certificates for the 2023 Direct Entry registration, which include first degree, university diploma, Higher National Diploma (HND), Ordinary National Diploma /National Diploma (OND/ND) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).

Others are Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) A’ Level, Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) A’ Level,

NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC), NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC),

NABTEB GCE-A’ Level (2015 – 2021), Higher Islamic Studies Certificate (HIS) by NBAIS, International Baccalaureate (IBN) and the National Registered Nurse /National Registered Midwife (NRN/NRM). “

He, however, said the 127 candidates, who had earlier registered for the 2023 DE before the exercise was suspended, would be requested to return to the registration centres and update their application.





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