The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has reopened registration for the 2023 Direct entry registration.
JAMB said the new registration starts from March 20, 2023 and would end on April 28, 2023.
The board explained that it suspended the registration, which was scheduled for February 20, 2023 because it discovered devices and machinations to circumvent and compromise the standard of A’ level qualifications required from DE candidates.
This was disclosed by JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in a statement issued on Monday.
A statement by Oloyede reads partly: “Recall that recent joint operations of the Federal Ministry of Education and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on DE qualifications brought to light some of these unsavoury and nefarious activities. Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has also consistently brought to the fore the high rate of forgery of A’Level qualifications for DE.”
He said some candidates forged their A’ level certificates to register for DE and eventually got admitted.
Oloyede said out of 148 candidates verified by BUK, only 6 were found to be genuine.
The JAMB boss said the board is working to identify candidates who engaged in such activities, adding that those identified are being dealt with.
Oloyode said the 2023 DE registration will only be restricted to JAMB PTCs and will also be done under strict supervision.
Commenting on the guidelines for the registration, the JAMB boss said all candidates must fill in the registration/matriculation number of the previous school attended, subjects of qualifications, awarding institution and institution attended.
The JAMB boss declared that only candidates with NABTEB GCE A’ Level from 2015 to 2021 would be given DE admission.