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JAMB Makes Statement On Direct Entry, Change Of Course/ Institution, Cutoff Mark

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) has commenced the sale of
Direct Entry application form for candidates
who have A-level results and wish to gain
direct admission to degree programmes in
Nigerian tertiary institutions.

JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said
this in a statement on Tuesday.
The board has equally commenced the sale
of UTME application for Nigerians abroad
and foreign candidates who desire to attend
tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

He explained that the process is as it was
with the UTME, where you create a profile
and obtain the PINS and proceed for
biometric capturing at the CBT centres for
Direct Entry candidates.

The board urged all candidates wishing to
register through direct entry to obtain the
PINS at Interswitch, Remita or any of the
commercial banks approved earlier for the
vending of UTME PINS.

According to him, “the Board wishes to state
that it has not commenced the change of
course and institutions as all the approved
CBT centres nationwide will be informed
about when to start“.

He said candidates need not necessarily
come to the Board’s centres for the change.
It can be done in any of the CBT centres in
order to avoid overcrowding.

“The delay has been occasioned by the
Board’s preparation to ensure that the
system is smooth and without
encumbrances,” Mr Benjamin said.

He said the public should note that every
candidate desirous of a change of course or
institution will be allowed to do so as the
platform will be open until the close of

“Candidates need not panic or get desperate
as it will not be closed as being speculated
by those who want to use the opportunity of
candidates desperation to defraud them”.
The board advised the candidates not to
patronise fraudulent individuals or
organisations but to visit approved CBT
centres and cross check any information
they are not too clear about.

“Again, we will continue to enjoin candidates
not to be victims of fraudsters who claim to
have the capacity to inflate candidates
scores, as they do not have such ability.

“When caught, the Board will prosecute both
the fraudsters and the candidate who
patronise them,” Mr. Benjamin warned.

He added that the board has not determined
the cut off marks for 2017.
“This is only done at a policy committee
meeting with all stakeholders chaired by the
Hon Minister of Education which is yet to
hold,” he stressed.

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