The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended its 2024 Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise.


JAMB had earlier fixed March 28 as the deadline for its Direct Entry registration exercise which commenced on February 28.

But Fabian Benjamin, the board’s spokesperson, said in a statement on Saturday that this has been extended.

He said the extension will commence on March 28 and registration will end on April 11.


Benjamin said the extension became imperative to accommodate candidates having difficulties with their registration due to the security measures put in place by the board.

“This extension became necessary following the challenges faced by candidates in going through some of the security screening measures put in place to arrest the rampant and embarrassing cases of fake A’level certificates being paraded by some DE candidates,” he said.

“The board apologises for the inconveniences caused to prospective DE candidates and pledges that, going forward, the process will be made more user-friendly.


“In doing this, the board will not compromise on its avowed determination to ensure that candidates, whose certificates were dubiously acquired, are prevented from benefiting from such certificates.

“It is also to be noted that candidates whose certificate-issuing institution are among those on the list of institutions that have not verified their certificates despite repeated requests would be allowed to register without doing the needful.”

Earlier, JAMB said it would allow upgrades from UTME to DE for candidates whose DE results have not been released at the point of UTME registration.


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