The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has extended the closing date for the ongoing 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration.
In a statement on Monday, the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the DE registration which commenced on Monday, 20th March, 2023, and billed to end on Thursday, 20th April, 2023, has been extended by one week starting from Friday, 21st April, 2023.
It explained that the extension was partly to give all holders of Cambridge A/Level Certificates, who were unable to register for the exercise on account of some issues, associated with the verification of their certificates, another opportunity to do so.
It is also to accommodate others, who wish to register but were unable to do so within the stipulated time.
The statement read, ‘’the British Council is partnering with JAMB and, as such, would be providing a verification portal for the seamless verification of its Cambridge Certificates as obtains with other categories of A/Level certificates. It is this provision of a verification portal by the Council that informs the Board’s decision to reconsider its earlier stand on non-inclusion of Cambridge certificate for DE registration’’.
’Consequently, all holders of Cambridge Certificates, who desire to register for the 2023 Direct Entry, can now proceed to any of the Board’s offices nearest to them to register for the exercise’’.
According to the statement, the consideration does not in any way include candidates awaiting Cambridge Certificates as “Awaiting Results” will not be accepted.
It added that JAMB explore the possibility of establishing a credible verification platform for its Cambridge A/L Certificates and by so doing, curb incidences of falsification of results as being experienced with many other A/L certificates approved as part of DE entry requirements.
Writing by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Chinasa Ossai