The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the resumption of the registration exercise for the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) examination.

The board also announced new guidelines for the registration process, on Monday.

At a meeting on Monday in Abuja, Registrar of JAMB Professor Is-haq Oloyede said that the DE registration would end on April 28, 2023.

The board announced the suspension of the registration process on February 21 in order to implement some steps that are intended to better serve potential candidates.

Oloyede informed journalists on Monday that the Board has developed new guidelines to checkmate such act while bemoaning the high incidence of forging of A’ Level certificates used for registration.

He said: “For instance, it was discovered that, in previous years, some candidates used unacceptable and forged A’ level certificates/qualifications to register for Direct Entry and eventually got admitted. For example out 148 candidates verified by BUK, only 6 were found to be genuine. By implication 142 of the results were forged.

“The Board, concerned stakeholders and institutions are working assiduously to detect such and the ones already found, are being dealt with according to the provisions of the law.

“In order to further checkmate the anomaly and to also prevent recurrence of such irregularity, the Board has decided that the 2023 DE registrations will not only be restricted to JAMB (Professional Test Centres (PTCs) but will also be done under strict supervision.

“The Board has provided additional guidelines to all DE registration outlets (JAMB-owned centres), Officers of the Board and candidates on the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise: –

“At the point of registration, all candidates must fill in:- Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subject(s) of qualification;
Awarding Institution; Institution actually attended.”

Speaking further, Oloyede said the Board would only accept 13 qualifications/certificates for the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise, which include first degree, university diploma, Higher National Diploma (HND), Ordinary National Diploma /National Diploma (OND/ND) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).

Others are Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) A’ Level, Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) A’ Level, NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC), NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC),
NABTEB GCE-A’ Level (2015 – 2021), Higher Islamic Studies Certificate (HIS) by NBAIS, International Baccalaureate (IBN) and the National Registered Nurse /National Registered Midwife (NRN/NRM). “

He, however, said that the 127 candidates who registered for the 2023 DE before the exercise was suspended, would be requested to return to the registration centres and update their applications.
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