The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said it would continue the registration of Direct Entry until after the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and the national census.
JAMB spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a statement, saying “all candidates desirous of DE registration that none would be denied the opportunity to register provided they comply with the Board’s directives and within the stipulated time frame.”
He said the DE registration, was initially scheduled to close on Thursday, April 20 but was extended by one week to continue Saturday, May 6 when the 2023 UTME and the national census exercise would have ended.
“This development is to accommodate the conduct of the Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) billed to start on Tuesday, 25th April, 2023, and end on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023, while the National Census is scheduled to start on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023, and end on Friday, 5th May 2023,” the statement read.
He urged candidates desiring to register for the DE exercise to ensure that they obtain their ePINs from designated vending outlets on or before April 30th, when ePIN vending would be closed.
According to Benjamin, candidates are then expected to proceed to the Board’s offices from Saturday, April 6 to Saturday, May 13, to complete their registration procedure.
“In the same vein, the Board solicits the understanding of candidates as it puts in place some innovative measures aimed at checking incidence of falsification of results, data and other infractions,” Benjamin added.