JAMB general entry requirements for 2019 UTME and Direct Entry candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has released the general entry requirements for 2019 UTME and Direct Entry, DE candidates. 

Entry requirements for UTME candidates 

The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree,
National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certicate in Education (NCE) programmes are five (5) O’Level Credit passes including English Language.

Details are available in the eBrochure which would be given to each Candidate at the JAMB accredited CBT centres and State Offices.

It is also available for download at
www.jamb.gov.ng and on Android Mobile App(JAMB IBASS) from the Google Play store.

JAMB advises candidates not to give their PASSWORD to any centre or cyber café, revealing that, “Any centre that asks for more than your profile code, email address and registration number is a fraudster.”

Entry requirements for Direct Entry candidates 

Candidates with any of the following qualications may be considered for
admission by Direct Entry:

  1. A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) SSCE subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects [for each
    programme (course of study)] at Principal or Advanced level.
  2. Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each course of study) at the
    Advanced Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three
    other subjects.
  3. Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND.
  4. Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National
    Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements.

JAMB warns that, “Registration can only be done at the centres listed on JAMB website
(www.jamb.gov.ng) and pasted at JAMB offices in each state capital. Anybody who registers outside these centres does so at his/her risk.”

DE candidates will be required to provide their JAMB registration numbers with which they gained admission to NCE/NID/Diploma and previous degree programmes.

Qualifications awarded by examination bodies (IJMB, Cambridge, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) approved by Nigeria shall not
require any previous JAMB number.

Candidates need not take UTME and DE at the same time. If they apply through UTME and later obtain DE qualification,
they can upgrade their UTME to DE at no cost.

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