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The informative article you are reading is prepared specifically for people who are seeking admission into the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka through Direct Entry. If you are a DE candidate of UNN, know that you are the one I had in mind while doing this work. My sole intention is to engender the right DE Admission orientation by giving you, as much as possible, the necessary information you need in order to reposition yourself for a successful admission search.

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It is worthy of note that it is now a compulsory requirement for candidates seeking Direct-Entry Admission into any Nigerian university to register with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) before any admission offered could be deemed authentic. This implies that all prospective UNN Direct Entry students are required to register with JAMB even though they would not be subjected to any form of JAMB examination. This registration is necessary as it enables the candidates to obtain their JAMB registration numbers (a vital requirement for registration for UNN Direct Entry Screening). Note that after the JAMB DE online registration, you must submit copies of the completed form to the nearest JAMB office. Make no mistakes about this.

Note that University of Nigeria, Nsukka requires all candidates applying for admission into any of its courses to possess five credit level passes which must include a credit pass in English Language and a Science subject in not more than two sittings. Entry requirement for Direct Entry must include UME requirement for the particular course you are going for.
The subjects that you will take in your UNN DE Aptitude test are the four UTME subjects required for your prospective course. For instance, if your prospective course is Microbiology, you’d be screened on English, Biology, Chemistry and physics just like UTME candidates.

Tools for Effective Preparation
It might interest you to know that the level of difficulty of the DE Screening examination is adjudged to be slightly higher than that of post-UME Screening examination. This means that if you sincerely need to gain admission via DE, you must make hard work your bosom friend. You must prepare adequately in order to scale through the examination.
Get for yourself the UNN Admission Preparatory Handbook called >SURE SUCCESS<. It is specially prepared to assist you in preparing effectively for the Screening test. There, you’d find:

  • Live and Up-to-date UNN DE and PUTME Screening Past Questions and Answers solved in the most practical and learning-friendly ways.
  • Quick Subject Revision Aids/2019 Likely DE Questions.
  • Winning Strategies For preparing for UNN post-UME and Direct Entry Screening Examinations.
  • Time-proven UNN Admission Success Secrets/Tips.
  • Powerful Keypoints and Summary of Notes on each Subject.
  • An overview of the recommended Poems, Prose, Drama and Fiction for Literature candidates aspiring for Law, Mass Comm., English/Literary Studies and so on.
  • Bonus Tips and Success Quotes.
  • Prophetic Prayers for Admission Success.

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Direct Entry Screening examinations hold yearly at the Nsukka campus of the University of Nigeria. The assignment of candidates to halls/venues according to their courses is normally done a day or two to the examination. You would write 10 or 15 exam questions for each of the subjects (i.e. a total of 40 or 60 questions).
The exam is normally taken on a Thursday or a Friday and the result is released and made accessible to candidates at the school’s result-checking portal within 48 hours after the examination. The school organizes an interview for qualified candidates (i.e. those who scored 200 or above). This interview is conducted at the various faculty buildings. This means that qualified candidates would have to move to their various prospective faculties (either in UNN or UNEC) for the interview.

As pointed out earlier, the interview is exclusively for candidates who scored 200 or above in the DE screening test. Many candidates have been wondering what this interview is all about and how they should prepare for it. Some have asked, “Is the interview oral or written?”
The interview is just a form of verification exercise. During the interview, the faculty board checks through the original credentials of the candidates. Now that’s very important. It means you must ensure that you come along with all the originals of your qualifying credentials. Note that the school is interested in your original results and certificates, not statement of results or awaiting results. This is the ground on which many UNN DE candidates are disqualified despite their excellent performance in the screening examination. More so, ensure that you are decently dressed on the day of the interview to avoid stories that touch.

I want to conclude by letting you know, ahead of time, that it is not every certificate that is acceptable for Direct Entry into some departments/faculties. Some certificates are not acceptable for DE admission as far as some courses are concerned. Here is a list of a few of them:

  1. Pharmacy does not accept OND and NCE.
  2. Engineering does not accept OND and NCE but accepts HND and Degree.
  3. Nursing Science accepts certificate of Registered Nursing (RN) plus UME requirement.
  4. Faculties of Art & Agriculture accept OND, NCE, HND and Degree holders.
  5. Med Radiography and Med Rehabilitation don’t accept Direct Entry.
  6. UNN generally accepts IJMB and A’level (Cambridge) certificates for most courses.

It’s yours sincerely, HD wishing you success in your admission search.