The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended the deadline for the 2023 direct entry (DE) registration by one week.


JAMB had earlier fixed April 20 as the deadline for the exercise, which commenced on March 20.

But in a statement on Wednesday by Fabian Benjamin, its spokesperson, the board said the extension will commence on April 21.

JAMB said the extension became imperative to accommodate holders of Cambridge A/Level certificates having difficulties with their registration.


“This extension is 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, as well as accommodate others, who wish to register but were unable to do so within the stipulated time,” the statement reads.

“It should be noted that in its bid to ensure that the Cambridge A/L Certificate is onboarded in the verification process, the British Council is partnering with the Board 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 the 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.

“This consideration does not in any way include candidates awaiting Cambridge Certificates as ‘awaiting results’ would not be accepted.”

JAMB earlier unveiled fresh guidelines to curb the use of forged certificates for the exercise.


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