JAMB 2023: Is Exam Board Still Giving Admission to Candidates Who Registered For DE? Oloyode-led Agency Speaks
- One of Nigeria’s topmost examination bodies, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has spoken on direct entry (DE) admissions
- DE means those seeking to study in Nigerian universities apply for courses and secure admissions through JAMB
- However, these candidates are not required to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
JAMB’s DE is primarily intended for individuals who already hold a degree, diploma, or A-level certificate and are interested in pursuing a degree program at a university.
“There has never been any time we suspended Direct Entry admission”: JAMB
JAMB is led by Ishaq Oloyede, a professor of Islamic Studies.
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Typically, those who gain admission into a university through direct entry will commence their studies from 200 level in their preferred university, provided they have been granted admission.
On Wednesday, August 2, a Twitter user, @wasiu12421743, inquired if JAMB is still offering admissions to DE candidates. The agency replied that in the event a candidate meets the requisite requirements, he or she would most certainly be considered for admission into his or her choice Nigerian university.
“Kindly be aware that there has never been anytime the Board suspended Direct Entry admission, peradventure the candidate meets the requisite requirement.”
UTME: What JAMB needs to immediately do on cut-off marks, top educator reveals
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Adesegun Ogungbayi, the project coordinator of the Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI), on Monday, July 31, advised JAMB to come up with a new model for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates.
The model, according to Ogungbayi, should ensure that candidates who beat the cut-off mark secure admission into the course that their result merit.
FG asked to scrap JAMB, allow universities process their admission themselves
In another related news, Legit.ng reported that a prominent socio-political activist, Aisha Yesufu, said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) should be “scrapped”.
Writing on her verified Twitter handle on Saturday, July 22, Yesufu argued that tertiary institutions should be allowed to completely process their admission.