Direct Entry Students Will Start Sitting For Same Exams as UTME Candidates – JAMB Discloses, Gives Reason

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new policy change for Direct Entry (DE) candidates seeking to gain admission to Nigerian universities.

JAMB’s spokesman Dr Fabian Benjamin said Direct Entry (DE) candidates will henceforth sit for the same examination as the UTME candidates.

Benjamin disclosed that the decision was made in order for DE candidates to justify the possession of their A’level certificates. He disclosed these in a statement in Abuja on Thursday at the end of its management committee meeting, Daily Trust reported.

According to Benjamin, the committee meeting was held to appraise the recent crisis witnessed in the conduct of the 2023 DE registration. The statement partially read: “The board has expressed its commitment to press ahead with its efforts to reposition the conduct of public examinations in Nigeria.

“The board stated that the seeming crisis was birthed by the implementation of some of its newly-adopted processes aimed at curbing infractions in the admission value chain given our national peculiarities.

“This policy is to be situated within the ambit of the Board’s relentless efforts aimed at enhancing the growth of the nation’s education sector as it would promote transparency, accountability and good governance.”

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