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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has picked June 4, 2018 as closing date for Direct Entry (DE) application ahead of 2018 admissions.
JAMB Direct Entry form sales began in December 2017.
According the Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, over 140,000 candidates obtained the forms online.
He said that the closure was to enable JAMB to plan ahead for the 2018 admission process into various institutions.
“With the policy meeting coming up on June 26, which involves the Minister of Education and all stakeholders in the sector, the 2018 admission guidelines would be discussed and approved for the board.
“This includes both for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry.
“Therefore, candidates who are still interested and want to apply for the DE should use the window period of seven days to apply, as no extension of date will be granted.”
UTME rescheduled examination and result
In a related development, JAMB has disclosed that it has board has released the results of the mop up examination conducted for candidates, who were rescheduled for the UTME on Saturday, May 26.
It’d be recalled that JAMB recently conducted a mop up examination for over 12,000 candidates in some of its centres across the country.
This included those whose biometrics could not be captured during the initial period of the UTME in March, those who were yet to see their results and have not been involved in any form of malpractice.
Others included those who were unable to print out their e-slip before the earlier examinations and those whose centres were cancelled for suspected malpractices.
On admission process:
Mr. Benjamin said that the board frowned at some institutions that breached the constitutional guidelines for the entire process by making advertorials before the policy meeting.
He explained that all institutions must note that they are not to make any form of adverts for admissions into their schools until after the policy meeting.
“Advertising before the policy meeting is a violation and abuse of the entire process.
“They must recall that at the meeting, all proceedings, rules and regulations guiding the admissions are discussed and unanimously approved by all stakeholders.
“However, a list of institutions that breached this rule are being compiled by the board and to be forwarded to the appropriate body for sanction.”
Mr Benjamin added that in view of the above, those who intend to make admission adverts before the slated meeting, are urged to have a rethink and halt.
He also noted that the 2018 policy meeting of the education sector was coming early to allow institutions begin early admission.
JAMB is a body that conducts examinations into higher institutions in Nigeria. It also conducts exam on behalf of government and private organisations for recruitment purposes in Nigeria.