Register for Direct Entry 2024 before the June 17 deadline

As an alternative to JAMB’s UTME exam, you can apply for DE to get into your institution of choice.

Register for Direct Entry 2024 before the June 17 deadline

Are you seeking university admission in Nigeria through the Direct Entry (DE) program? The application window for the 2024 session has been extended to June 17, 2024, offering extra time for those who missed the first window.

This guide will walk you through the application process and every other thing you need for a successful application.

What to consider before applying for DE 2024

JAMB DE registration requires a separate application form from the UTME process. Make sure you apply in person at a designated JAMB office, and remember that applying for both DE and UTME in the same year is not allowed. It's crucial to ensure all information entered during the application process is accurate, as corrections won't be possible after submission.

JAMB DE Eligibility and Requirements

The JAMB DE program is open to candidates with advanced qualifications, seeking admission into the second year (200 level) of their chosen course and institution. Here's a breakdown of the accepted qualifications:

  • Good grades in at least five subjects in your Senior Secondary School Certificate Exams (SSCE), with credit passes.
  • Passes in two specific subjects at an advanced level for each program you want to study (e.g., A'Levels from IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB, or Baccalaureate Institute).
  • Completion of a university degree or National Diploma (ND) or National Innovation Diploma with good grades and meeting the required O'Level standards.

For Education or Technical programs:

  • Passing two major subjects in the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) exams along with three other credit passes in your SSCE.
  • Passing the Nigerian Technical Certificate/Nigerian Business Certificate (NTC/NBC) with good grades.

Required Documents

  • A'Level qualifications or equivalent (originals and copies)
  • O'Level results (originals and copies)
  • DE registration form (download from JAMB portal)

JAMB DE Registration Fees:

The cost of 2024 JAMB Direct Entry registration is ₦4,700 only. Here's a breakdown:

  • The core registration fee is ₦3,500.
  • There's an optional ₦500 fee to obtain the recommended textbook, "The Life Changer" by Khadija Abubakar.
  • You'll also need to pay a service charge of ₦700 at your chosen JAMB CBT centre.

Examination Requirements for DE 2024:

For a smooth process, you need to ensure you have all the necessary documents:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (originals and copies)
  • National Identification Number (NIN) submission
  • Profile code
  • Biometric data

How to apply for JAMB Direct Entry 2024

Follow the steps below to begin your online preliminary registration process:

  1. Generate Your JAMB Profile Code: This is your unique identifier for the application. Send your National Identification Number (NIN) via SMS to 55019 or 66019. You'll receive a confirmation code in return, which you'll need later.
  2. Obtain Your JAMB e-PIN: This grants access to the online registration form. Visit any accredited bank, CBT centre, or embassy (for foreign candidates). Present your confirmation code at the point of purchase (banks, MMOs, etc.) and pay the required fee to get the e-PIN. The form e-PIN will be sent to your phone via SMS.
  3. Create Your JAMB Profile (if needed): If you don't already have one, visit the JAMB e-facility portal and create an account using your email address and phone number.
  4. Complete the Online Registration Form: Log in to the JAMB portal using your registration number or email address and password. Select "Direct Entry" and meticulously fill out the application form.
  5. Upload Required Documents: Ensure you have scanned copies of your O'Level/A'Level results, ND/NCE/HND transcript, birth certificate/age declaration, and any other necessary documents. Upload them in the specified formats.
  6. Review and Submit: Double-check your application for accuracy and completeness before submitting.
  7. Print Your Registration Slip: After successful submission, print your registration slip for future reference.

The registration process begins with obtaining a JAMB profile and e-PIN and then completing the online registration form. While registering online is convenient, you must submit documents and undergo biometric verification at a JAMB-approved centre for a successful application.

In-Person Registration Finalisation at JAMB CBT Centre:

Take your e-PIN to any JAMB-accredited CBT centre to complete your biometric verification.

Submit the required documents for verification and wait to receive final confirmation of your application.

Resolving Biometric Challenges

You should resolve any biometric challenges during the registration process at the JAMB National Headquarters in Abuja.

2024 JAMB DE Application for Foreign Countries

For candidates applying from foreign countries, here are the details:

  • Registration Fee: The registration fee is $30 in the local currency of each of the nine foreign countries.
  • Registration Process:
    1. Download application documents from the JAMB website.
    2. Complete the application process

Post JAMB DE Registration: Next steps to take

Congratulations on completing your JAMB DE registration! 

Here is a roadmap for your next line of action and how you can increase your chances of admission:

1. Await Admission Notification: The hard work isn't over yet. After the JAMB DE selection process, universities will directly shortlist and contact qualified candidates. Be patient and keep your phone number and email address updated to ensure you don't miss any communication from your preferred institutions.

2. Prepare for Post-UTME Screening: Many universities conduct additional assessments for shortlisted DE candidates, often called post-UTME screening. These may involve written tests, interviews, or a combination of both. Research the specific format and requirements of the screening tests for your chosen universities. Start familiarising yourself with the content and practice.

3. Stay Informed: Regularly visit the JAMB website and the websites of your preferred universities. Look for updates on the admission process, important deadlines for post-UTME screening, and any other relevant information. This proactive approach will help you stay ahead of the curve and avoid any last-minute surprises.

Remember, securing a spot in university through JAMB DE requires more dedication and strategic planning. By following these steps, you'll be well-positioned to receive an offer and begin your second-year studies with confidence.

FAQs for JAMB Direct Entry 2024

Is the JAMB Direct Entry form for 2024 out?

Yes, the Direct Entry (DE) application documents for 2024 have been available for purchase since February 28, 2024.

Can I apply for Direct Entry from 100 level?

No, the DE program allows candidates with advanced qualifications, such as a diploma or equivalent, to bypass the first year (100 level) of university studies and directly enter the second year (200 level).

When will JAMB 2024 Direct Entry registration close?

JAMB DE registration is still ongoing. The closing date is until June 17. 

Can I apply for UTME and Direct Entry same year?

No, you cannot apply for both UTME and Direct Entry in the same year. JAMB strictly prohibits this practice to ensure fairness and prevent duplication of applications. 

What qualifications are accepted for JAMB Direct Entry?

Accepted qualifications include A-level certificates, diplomas, and degrees from recognised institutions. Specific qualifications may vary based on the intended course of study.

Is there an aptitude test for Direct Entry candidates?

Yes, an aptitude test will be introduced in 2024. The dates for the test are yet to be announced.

Can international candidates apply for Direct Entry?

Yes, international candidates can apply for Direct Entry. There is a specific application process for candidates from nine countries, and the fee for foreign applications is $30. 

How long does the verification process take for Direct Entry?

The verification process duration may take up to 28 days and can vary. It’s important to complete all required steps promptly and monitor your application status regularly through the JAMB portal.

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