JAMB Suspends Admission for 10,000+ Direct Entry Students

Admission of 10,378 Direct Entry Candidates Suspended by JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) took the decision to suspend the admission of 10,378 candidates who took the Direct Entry examination due to their A-level issuing institutions failing to submit verification reports to JAMB.

In February 2023, JAMB had issued an advisory providing guidance for candidates pursuing admissions through Direct Entry in the 2023/2024 academic session. The advisory aimed at tackling the problem of candidates attempting to secure admission using unacceptable or forged A-level certificates/qualifications.

JAMB Urges Candidates to Verify Certificates

JAMB urged affected candidates to promptly reach out to their former institutions for certificate verification and emphasized that students with unverified certificates would not be accepted for admission.

According to a recent investigation by Britishvisang, JAMB suspended the admission of 10,378 candidates due to the failure of over 240 institutions, primarily polytechnics and colleges of education, to submit verification reports of A-level results for the admission seekers.

Additionally, JAMB noted that the Nigeria Post-secondary Education Data System’s verification exercises prompted additional measures to address sharp practices and inconsistencies in the ongoing 2023 Direct Entry admission process. JAMB emphasized that candidates holding certificates from institutions that failed to respond would not be considered for admission until their certificates are verified.

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