JAMB Direct Entry Registration 2024: Instructions And Guidelines

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the commencement of the 2024 JAMB Direct Entry Registration, a pivotal opportunity for individuals holding degrees, diplomas, or A-level certificates aiming to join a university degree program. This process, essential for many aspiring university students, particularly those looking to enter at an advanced level, requires a careful understanding of the eligibility criteria, registration process, and key dates.

28 Feb – 25 Apr 2024 at JAMB Offices
🎓 Eligibility Degree, Diploma, A-level holders; specific qualifications
💷 Fees N3,500 Application, Additional CBT and Bank Charges
📱 Requirements Mobile Number, NIN, Profile Code, e-PIN
📸 Biometrics Mandatory for application completion
📑 DE Requirements Previous registration/matriculation number, subjects
🌍 Foreign App. $30 fee, specific process for nine countries
📊 Aptitude Test Introduced for DE candidates, dates TBA

JAMB Direct Entry Eligibility

To be eligible for Direct Entry, you must meet specific academic qualifications. These include:

  • A minimum of O’level credit pass in five (5) SSSC subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects for each programme (course of study) at the Principal or Advanced level.
  • Two passes [in prescribed subjects for each (programme) course of study] at the A’Level Examination awarded by IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with three other credit passes in the SSCE.
  • Credit passes in two major subjects in the NCE with three other credit passes in SSSC, NTC/NBC (mainly for Education /Technical programmes)
  • Minimum of credit grade in University/National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma with the appropriate O’level requirements. All submitted Advanced Level Qualifications are to be verified by a special committee, and any fake result shall attract prosecution.

Accepted Qualifications for Registration

Note that only 13 qualifications/certificates will be accepted for the registration process. These include:

  1. First degree
  2. University diploma
  3. Higher National Diploma
  4. Ordinary National Diploma / National Diploma
  5. Nigeria Certificate in Education
  6. Interim Joint Matriculation Board A’ Level
  7. Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board A’ Level
  8. NABTEB Advanced National Business Certificate
  9. NABTEB Advanced National Technical Certificate
  10. NABTEB GCE-A’ Level (2015 – 2021)
  11. Higher Islamic Studies Certificate by NBAIS
  12. International Baccalaureate
  13. National Registered Nurse / National Registered Midwife



CAVEAT: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT APPLY FOR UTME AND DE AT THE SAME TIME. IF ANY CANDIDATE APPLIES THROUGH UTME AND LATER OBTAIN DE QUALIFICATION, THE UTME CAN BE UPGRADED TO DE AT NO COST. Indeed it is a sanctionable infraction to obtain two application documents in the same year. Double/multiple registrations attract outright cancellation and prosecution.

How to Apply for 2024 JAMB Direct Entry

2024 Direct Entry (DE) Application Sales:

  • Start: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • End: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Location: Board’s State and Zonal Offices


  • UTME/DE JAMB Application Fee: N3,500
  • Reading Text (2024 only): Free (QR Code)
  • CBT Centre Registration Charge: N700
  • CBT Centre Examination Service Charge: N1,500
  • Bank Charges: N500
  • CBT Mock-UTME Centre Charge: N1,500

Group Registration: Not allowed.

Registration Requirements:

  1. Unique Mobile Phone Number: Required for registration; only usable by one candidate.
  2. National Identification Number (NIN) Submission: Text “NIN” followed by 11-digit NIN to 55019 or 66019.
  3. Profile Code: 10-character code received on the same phone number.
  4. Phone Number Linking: Used for all communication related to 2024 and future applications.
  5. Profile Code and e-PIN: Present these at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration.
  6. Biometric and Photograph Capture: Mandatory for completing the application.
  7. Self-Service Option: Available for computer-literate candidates at JAMBoffices/PRCs.

Examination Eligibility:

  • Only candidates with successful biometric verification.
  • Biometric challenges must be resolved at JAMB National Headquarters, Abuja.

DE Candidate Information Requirements:

  1. Previous school’s registration/matriculation number.
  2. Subjects of qualification.
  3. Awarding institution.
  4. Institution actually attended.


Vital Direct Entry (DE) Registration and Admission Rules

DE Candidates with Completed Results:

  • Must upload their A’level qualifications and O’level results at registration.
  • Upload the DE Registration Template.

Verification of Uploaded Results:

  • DE candidates’ results must be uploaded and verified on the JAMB platform (CAPS MAIL) for admission processing.

DE Candidates Awaiting Results:

  • Those awaiting A’level results (UMS/UPER/NABТЕВ) must upload their Admission Letter and Registration Template at registration.

Cambridge Certificate Verification:

  • For pre-2018 Cambridge certificates, visit Cambridge for verification.
  • Verification may take up to 28 days; results will be forwarded to the Board and reflected in the candidate’s e-Facility profile.

Statement of Results Validity:

  • Accepted for registration only within 3 years from the date of award.

UTME to DE Upgrade:

  • Available for candidates whose DE results are pending at UTME registration.
  • Candidates must have indicated awaiting A’level results at registration.
  • Relevant details must be provided in the uploaded registration template.

Checking A’level Admission Status:

  • Candidates should regularly check their e-facility profile.
  • Status of A’level result verification will be indicated as “CLEARED” or “NOT CLEARED”.
  • Reasons for non-clearance, such as discrepancies in name, grade, subject etc., will be explicitly stated.

2024 JAMB DE Form Application for Foreign Countries

Registration Fee:

  • $30 in the local currency of each of the nine foreign countries.

Registration Process:

  • Download application documents from JAMB’s website.
  • Complete and submit the documents with the fee at designated centres in the respective country, as indicated on the website.
  • Registration and UTME conducted in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, London, or Berlin.
  • Contact the Nigerian Embassy in each centre for registration and examination guidance.



Aptitude Test for DE Candidates

  • Introduction of an Aptitude Test for DE candidates starting from the 2024 Admission Year.
  • Dates of the Aptitude Test will be communicated in due course.
  • Test venue will be at any center in the candidate’s chosen examination town.

This comprehensive guide is designed to assist you in navigating the 2024 JAMB Direct Entry Registration. By understanding the eligibility criteria, registration process, and key rules, you can confidently take the next step in your academic journey. Remember, the deadline for registration is 25 April 2024, so ensure you’re well-prepared and submit your application timely.

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