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The direct entry form is meant for holders of NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB, Cambridge, or NABTEB Advanced, Bsc, and HND who want to continue their studies in their previous or related course at a university of interest.
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Background of Direct Entry Form
If you had completed or about to complete your NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB, etc, you can apply for the JAMB DE form. Picking up this form will let you seek admission directly to 200 level to any university/course of your choice without writing UTME.
JAMB is the body in charge of Nigerian admission. Hence, they administer admissions through UTME (for SSCE holders who are to proceed to universities, polytechnics, and colleges) and DE (for holders of qualifications already mentioned above who are to proceed to universities for the continuation of their studies)
To learn more about the differences between UTME and DE, kindly read my post “UTME/DE: A Compulsory Requirement to Gain Admission to Nigerian Tertiary Institutions”.
How to Register for JAMB Direct Entry Form
Currently, there are two procedures to apply for DE admissions.
1. Fresh Application
If you did not gain admission to your earlier qualification through JAMB, this is for you. I mean if you already have BSC, HND, ND, NCE but the admission was not given through JAMB. It could be through pre-ND, Pre-ND, pre-degree, Daily part-time programme, etc.
You’re required to do a fresh application if you don’t have existing
JAMB profile. Those who had done the two noted above must have already got the JAMB profile. Hence, they may choose not to do a fresh DE
application. You can just use your old profile if all details, therein,
remain the same.
- some candidates did any of the pre- programmes but later wrote JAMB through which they’re offered admissions. They may not use a fresh application.
- If however, you did JAMB regularization recently, it means you also had been given admission by JAMB. You may not use fresh applications too.
Procedures for Fresh DE Registration
- Send NIN followed by your 11-digit NIN as an SMS from your unique GSM number to 55019 (e.g NIN 87901234567 to 55019).
- A profile/confirmation code will be sent to your phone after being debited.
- Use the code to buy DE form/PIN through JAMB sales of form portals. The form price is N3,500. Text price N500. Registration at CBT centres N700.
- After the purchase of the form (PIN), proceed with your PIN to the nearest CBT centre for full registration and biometrics
- Go to CBT centre with your SSCE results and the higher qualification results for scanning and uploading unless you’re using awaiting results. It’s important to return to any CBT centre for reuploading if you use awaiting results this time before you can be offered admission.
2. DE Application By Upgrading
This is for you if you had earlier registered for UTME but also had ND, NCE, IJMB, etc. Then, later you change your mind to obtain DE form. You’re not allowed to register for both UTME and DE in the same year. Hence, you should just upgrade the UTME to DE.
- This is possible because all your O’level results, fingerprints, passport photo, etc were already in the UTME profile. Hence, no need for new profile registration.
- Just walk into any JAMB office, tell them you’re a UTME applicant and you want to upgrade from your recent UTME to DE.
- In the guideline, direct entry candidates can ‘upgrade’ their UTME form to direct entry without buying two forms.
- The board said direct entry candidates would be required to provide their JAMB registration numbers with which they wrote UTME.
Direct Entry form Closing Date
- This year, the sale or registration forms to all candidates (UTME/DE) including those outside Nigeria, start on 8th April and will end on 15th May.
- There could be an extension though. Subscribe to this blog to know when sales of the form is extended.
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