The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the indefinite suspension of the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration across the country.


Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB spokesperson, broke the news in a statement on Tuesday.

Registration for this year’s DE commenced on February 20 and is scheduled to end on April 20.

But in the statement, JAMB said the suspension takes immediate effect from February 21 and until further notice.


The board said the suspension “is to enable the deployment of certain measures, which are designed to better serve prospective candidates”.

It added that a new date and fresh registration procedures would be announced in due course.

“Consequently, the Board stated that a new date and fresh registration procedures, which will include upload of JAMB admission letter in the case of OND and NCE, admission letter issued by universities in the case of university diploma, and admission letter issued by A’ Level examination bodies (IJMBE, JUPEB, etc.), would be announced in due course so that candidates could proceed to JAMB offices nationwide to register,” the statement reads.


“It would be recalled that the board had commenced DE registration on Monday, 20th February, 2023, and had slated it to end on Thursday, 20th April, 2023.

“Candidates are also to note that only JAMB offices are approved to register them for Direct Entry.”

The board earlier revealed that it has registered over 1.5 million candidates for the 2023 UTME.


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