The 2023 JAMB Direct Entry Registration has officially begun, according to an announcement made by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and will conclude on Thursday, 28 April 2023.
JAMB Direct Entry is primarily intended for individuals who already hold a degree, diploma, or A-level certificates and are interested in pursuing a degree program at a university. Typically, those who gain admission into a university through direct entry will commence their studies from part 2 or 200 level in their preferred university, provided they have been granted admission.
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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has declared the recommencement of the 2023 Direct Entry registration process across Nigeria. JAMB’s head, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, made the announcement during a press conference on Monday in Abuja. He stated that the Direct Entry registration will conclude on April 28th, 2023.
Professor Oloyede recalled that the 2023 Direct Entry registration initially began on Monday, February 20th, 2023. However, it was swiftly suspended due to the discovery of numerous tactics and devices designed to bypass and undermine the required A’ Level qualifications for Direct Entry candidates.
JAMB has now resumed the 2023 Direct Entry Registration, and Professor Oloyede highlighted that only 13 qualifications/certificates will be accepted for the registration process. These include:
1. First degree
2. University diploma
3. Higher National Diploma
4. Ordinary National Diploma / National Diploma
5. Nigeria Certificate in Education
6. Interim Joint Matriculation Board A’ Level
7. Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board A’ Level
8. NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate
9. NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate
10. NABTEB GCE-A’ Level (2015 – 2021)
11. Higher Islamic Studies Certificate by NBAIS
12. International Baccalaureate
13. National Registered Nurse / National Registered Midwife
Additionally, Professor Oloyede mentioned that the 127 candidates who had already registered for the 2023 Direct Entry before the suspension would be asked to return to their registration centers and update their applications.
To address the challenges associated with A’ Level qualifications, JAMB has implemented a data bank, which has now been renamed the ‘Nigeria Post-secondary Education Data System.’
JAMB Direct Entry Eligibility
Candidates with one of the following qualiﬁcations may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
¶ A minimum of O’level credit pass in five (5) SSSC subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects for each programme (course of study) at the Principal or Advanced level.
¶ Two passes [in prescribed subjects for each (programme) course of study] at the A’Level Examination awarded by IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with three other credit passes in the SSCE.
¶ Credit passes in two major subjects in the NCE with three other credit passes in SSSC, NTC/NBC (mainly for Education /Technical programmes)
¶ Minimum of credit grade in University/National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma with the appropriate O’level requirements. All submitted Advanced Level Qualifications are to be verified by a special committee, and any fake result shall attract prosecution.
How to Apply for 2023 JAMB Direct Entry
√ Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3,500) Naira Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira Only is paid to obtain the reading text “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar and $20 for Candidates from the nine foreign centres
√ Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual proﬁle and are not transferable
√ Candidates are advised to keep as private and conﬁdential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, email addresses and ePINs
A. PROFILE REGISTRATION
1. Every candidate would require the use of a unique phone (mobile) number (SIM) for the process of registration. The unique phone number can be used by one candidate only (Note: This number (SIM) remains your unique identification for all your transactions with the board.
2. Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 or 66019 from his/her personal GSM number e.g write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word “NIN” and your 11 digit NIN (Note that the number must not have been used by another person to register for UTME/DE in the past)
3. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone(SIM) number
4. The phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s 2023 application, Examination and Admission. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SIM NUMBER USED, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION WITH THE BOARD BY OBTAINING UTME/DE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS, A CANDIDATE HAS ACCEPTED TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES FROM JAMB (55019 or 66019) EVEN WHEN THE “DO NOT DISTURB” IS ACTIVATED
5. Candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidates Phone number
6. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration
7.The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometric (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph).
Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorize a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip. The finger print shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidates’ profile.
8. Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on examination day will be permitted to sit the UTME. No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidates’ profile.
9. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters Abuja.
B. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE
1. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 or 66019 as text message from the same mobile number
2. Candidate can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [password] space [email address] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
(FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING:
For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng ) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of the issue, select a complaint area on a drop-down and then summarize the nature of the complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send. Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Rather all complaints should be channelled through the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.
For complaints relating to NIN (e.g a candidate sends a message to 55019 or 66019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives wrong data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing and click on 2023 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop-down).
NOTE THAT YOUR PASSWORD SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED TO ANYONE. JAMB CAN ONLY HELP ON PROFILE-PASSWORD, NOT E-MAIL-BOX-PASSWORD. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK YOUR ADMISSION STATUS ON JAMB IBASS APP ON YOUR PHONE. DO NOT CHECK AT ANY CYBER CAFÉ THAT WOULD DEMAND YOUR PASSWORD WHICH IS THEN USED TO STEAL YOUR RECORDS. “TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED”
Candidates and the public are to note that nobody can help with admission or upgrade of scores; they would only deceive and defraud those who patronize fraudsters.