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2021 JAMB Direct Entry Registration: Instructions & Guidelines


Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB Direct Entry form for year 2021 is now on-sale. The price for the registration is a total of N4,700. More details are available below.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially announced that the 2021 JAMB Direct Entry Registration will commence from 13th January, 2020.

JAMB Direct Entry is mainly for those that already possess a diploma or an A’level certificate, (or those who have done their first degree program) and wish to go for a degree programme in the university. Normally, those who gained admission into the university via direct entry will start from 200 level in their university of choice.

Before you proceed, check:

JAMB Direct Entry Eligibility.

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

  • A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects (for each discipline) at Principal or Advanced level. No subject shall be counted twice at both Ordinary and Advanced Level
  • Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects
  • Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. For Education courses,Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject
  • Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements

DE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR JAMB REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH WHICH THEY GAINED ADMISSION TO NCE/NID/DIPLOMA AND PREVIOUS DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PRIOR JAMB NUMBER.

PROCESS FOR 2021 UTME/DE REGISTRATION

A. CREATION OF PROFILE
i. Every candidate would require the use of a unique phone (mobile) number (SIM) for the process of registration. The unique phone number can be used by one candidate only (Note: This number (SIM) remains your unique identification for all your transactions with the board.
ii. Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 from his/her personal GSM number e.g write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word “NIN” and your 11 digit NIN (Note that the number must not have been used by another person to register for UTME/DE in the past)
iii. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone(SIM) number

iv. The phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s 2021 application, Examination and Admission. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SIM NUMBER USED, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION WITH THE BOARD

BY OBTAINING UTME/DE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS, A CANDIDATE HAS ACCEPTED TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES FROM JAMB (55019) EVEN WHEN THE “DO NOT DISTURB” IS ACTIVATED
v. Candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidates Phone number
vi. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration

vii. The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometric (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph). Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorize a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip. The finger print shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidates’ profile.

viii. Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on examination day will be permitted to sit the UTME. No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidates’ profile.

ix. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters Abuja

B. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE
i.  To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number
iii. Candidate can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [password] space [email address] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number

C. (FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of issue, select a complaint area on a drop down and then summarize the nature of complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send. Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Rather all complaints should be channeled through the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.

For complaints relating to NIN (e.g a candidate sends a message to 55019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives wrong data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing and click on 2021 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop down).

NOTE THAT YOUR PASSWORD SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED TO ANYONE. JAMB CAN ONLY HELP ON PROFILE-PASSWORD, NOT E-MAIL-BOX-PASSWORD. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK YOUR ADMISSION STATUS ON JAMB IBASS APP ON YOUR PHONE. DO NOT CHECK AT ANY CYBER CAFÉ THAT WOULD DEMAND YOUR PASSWORD WHICH IS THEN USED TO STEAL YOUR RECORDS. “TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED”

Candidates and the public are to note that nobody can help with admission or upgrade of scores; they would only deceive and defraud those who patronize fraudsters.

D. JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS
The ePIN outlets are:
i. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECO, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, HERITAGE, JAIZ, KEYSTONE, Polaris, STERLING,TAJ, UNION, UBA and UNITY)
ii. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
iii. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trsust MFB, Zazzau MFB and UNICAL MFB
iv. Online Payment Platforms: Capricorn Digital limited, cloud interactive Associates, e-transact, Funds and electronic Transfer, Interswitch(Quickteller)Upperlink, Itex Integrated Services, System Specs (Remita) and Unified Payment Services (UPS)
v. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
vi. Others: Digital Partners Network, payvantage, PayCom and Cottage Assets
vii. POS (Citi-Serve)
viii. ATMs of banks listed in 5D (i) above and InterSwitch
ix. Foreign Candidates are to visit the following foreign missions;

  • Nigerian Embassy in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
  • Nigerian High Commission Accra, Ghana
  • Nigerian Embassy/permanent mission, Addis Ababa, Ethopia
  • Nigerian Consulate, Beau, Cameroun
  • Nigerian Consulate , Cotonou, Benin Republic
  • Nigerian Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nigerian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nigerian High Commission, London, United Kingdom

E. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS
i. Collect the Profile Code from candidate’s phone
ii. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)
iii. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
iv. Issue Evidence of Payment

v. Delivery of ePIN to candidates. (This should not be Handwritten)

SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENTS / PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)

i. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

ii. PAYMENT THROUGH POS
This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

iii. PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS
This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

iv. PAYMENT USING ATM
This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5D (I) (Interswitch Channel)
(a) Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
(b) Enter Profile Code and pay
(c) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

v. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
(a) Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
(b) Click purchase of 2021 Application Document
(c) Enter your Profile
(d) Select payment method (Interswitch, Remita, e-Transact, Unified Payment Solutions, Upper-link or Paga)
(e) Make payment
(f) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

vi. Procedure for Registration at  the eight foreign centres only is as follows:
(a) Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries local currency
(b) Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng) complete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.

OR

Foreign candidates visit www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility

  1. create a profile
  2. Login to the profile
  3. On the menu on the left pane, click on 2021 Foreign UTME/DE registration
  4. Go through guided questions until payment page
  5. Make payment using any of the authorized cards
  6. Complete the registration directly online

G. OFFER OF FREE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Any government, person or organization that wishes to distribute free application documents to prospective applicants is required to urgently procure the bulk e-pins from either JAMB or any approved sale outlets.

Candidates who want to enjoy any of this offer are advised to visit the sponsor’s designated banks or other e-PIN outlets (NOT ANY CBT centre) to collect the e-PIN after creating their profiles as illustrated above.

No refund would be made to any candidate if he/she had earlier purchased the application document before being offered free e-PIN. Such applicants should refrain from multiple registration.

G. HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT
i. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number
ii. The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s unique number

AFTER SUCCESSFUL PAYMENT AND OBTAINING ePIN, CANDIDATE SHOULD PROCEED TO ANY OF THE JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES TO COMPLETE HIS/HER REGISTRATION

H. REGISTRATION CENTRES

Registration is carried out only at the accredited Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) and Professional Registration Centres (PRC)

ii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre with his/her profile code and e-PIN
I. REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:
Candidates must PERSONALY present his/her profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration. Candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprint) would be captured at the CBT centre

Candidates are to:
i. Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to any of the accredited CBT Centres (Do not accept to leave your particulars for proxy registration. It will disqualify you)
ii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
iii. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
iv. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
v. Provide O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply (upload) the results online on CAPS (JAMB) as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not uploaded his/her result on the portal of JAMB. No institution is allowed to take a new picture/photograph, biometrics or require any other upload of result. All results are downloadable by institutions from the board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse)
vi. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
vii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
(a) Mock examination (optional)
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
viii. Review entries and confirm correctness
ix. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your finger print removes blames of error from CBT centres. candidates are to check before confirming their finger print
x. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD

NOTE: There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real time online registration. No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.

J. BLIND CANDIDATES
Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also picking the option of writing their examination through CBT mode or Read Examination Aloud. A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual

K. DEAF/MUTE CANDIDATES
A special indicator for the deaf/mute has been created to differentiate them for special attention at the examination hall. Deaf candidates are therefore to confirm this appropriately during registration.

L. BIOMETRIC CHALLENGES
I. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.
ii. No other CBT centre is allowed to register such candidates
iii. They will also sit for their JAMB 2021 examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja

Iv No candidate will be permitted to sit the examination if his/her biometrics is not verified.

v. The Board will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification

vi Candidates with biometric abnormality can only register and take examination at the JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. The Board will facilitate the travels of the candidates.


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HENRY DIVINE is a dynamic young man with a vision and passion to affect his generation, especially the youth. He is an author, a psychologist, a blogger and the Initiator/Coordinator of The Sure Success Project.

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