The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says registration for this year’s direct entry (DE) will end on May 30.


In a statement on Tuesday, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesperson, also disclosed that sales of e-pin for the exercise will end on May 26.

The deadline for registration, which commenced in January, has been extended on several occasions.

But according to Benjamin, there would be no further extension. He also called on candidates to ensure they register for the exam.


“The 2023 DE registration, which commenced in February 2023, was extended for all desiring candidates to register and was, at a point, suspended to facilitate the incorporation of certain safeguards designed to enhance the sanctity of the exercise,” the statement reads.

“The board has adopted a scheduling system whereby candidates are allocated to specific days for their DE registration to preclude any further incidence of overcrowding.

“All genuine aspiring DE candidates, who are yet to register for the exercise are, therefore, urged to come out now to register as the board would not entertain any further extension.”


JAMB also warned candidates against attempts to compromise the exam process, adding that anyone caught would be sanctioned.

“The attention of the board has also been drawn to the unwholesome actions of some tutorial centres and some desperate parents, who are conniving with some A’ level tutorial centres to perpetrate acts prejudicial to the education sector and national interests,” it added.

“Consequently, the board is restating its determination to always innovate means and ways of checkmating all acts of infractions and at the same time would not hesitate to impose appropriate sanctions on any A’level awarding institutions found wanting.

“All A’level institutions are enjoined to be vigilant as there are deliberate intentions by desperate candidates to compromise their operations.”


Last week, the exam board announced that candidates seeking direct entry admission into any university will now be required to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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