The Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise for 2024 has been further extended by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to April 25.


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

The board subsequently extended the deadline to April 11.

But in an X post on Tuesday, the board said it has extended the deadline to April 25.


JAMB said the latest extension became necessary to accommodate candidates who have expressed interest in registering for the exercise but have been unable to do so “against the backdrop of some compelling realities”.

It also attributed the deadline shift to the implementation of novel measures aimed at curbing “infractions discovered in the DE component of the admission value chain”.

“The general public is invited to note the iron-clad determination of the board to safeguard its systems from threats from whatever quarters, while ensuring that candidates with genuine credentials are given the opportunity to register for the DE exercise,” it added.


“Candidates with questionable credentials are urged in their own interest to stay away from the registration venues as the various measures put in place by the Board are guaranteed to fish out holders of forged or fake certificates for apprehension and prosecution.”

Fabian Benjamin, the board’s national spokesperson, had earlier acknowledged the challenges faced by candidates in going through some of the security screening measures put in place to arrest cases of fake A’level certificates being submitted by some DE applicants.

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

“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.”


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