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JAMB Direct Entry Registration Guidelines And Instructions For 2017

Jamb Direct Entry Registration procedures for 2017/2018 academic session has been released by the management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).


JAMB Direct Entry Registration Procedures And Instructions- 2017/2018

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i. Each candidate must have personal e-mail address and mobile phone number .
ii. Each candidate is to use his/her functional and valid personal e-mail address. The system would reject at the point of registration any already used e-mail address.
iii. Each candidate must personally create a JAMB profile on the JAMB portal through JAMB Mobile App available on Android, Windows and iOS platforms OR visit a Bank,  NIPOST to create his/her JAMB profile on the JAMB portal:
Name, www.jamb.org.ng date of birth, personal e-mail address and place of origin are required to create the  profile.
iv . Payment for JAMB’s E-PIN-registration and the recommended reading text is done at
the banks and NIPOST . Banks have also agreed to make these services available at CBT centres and JAMB State Offices.
v . Each Candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited CBT centres are on our website i.e. ) with his/her personal details, the www.jamb.gov.ng profile and evidence of payment.
vi. The CBT centre or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading  text and the CD containing:
a) e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and  available programmes of study .
b) Step by step guide on completing the application form.
viii. At the CBT centre, Candidate’s ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and  uploaded.
ix. O/L and/or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting result should supply the result online as soon as the results are available on JAMB’S  portal.
No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not supplied his/her O/L result on the portal of JAMB.
x. Each Candidate is to collect his e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration.
There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real life online registration. No candidate should register at any centre  other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State officeAny candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified. 

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GENERAL JAMB Direct Entry Requirements

1.0 The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma  (ND), Natinal Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Insitutionns, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutes and Colleges of Education are available in the e- Brochure which would be given to each Candidate at the accredited CBT  centres and JAMB state offices or Download in PDF Here
2.0 Candidates with one of the following qualification may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a) A minimum of five (5) GCE/WASCE credits at not more than two sittngs with at least two Principal or Advanced level G.C.E. and the others.
(b) Two passes at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination, Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognised institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS).
(c) Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in
THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject for those taking courses in Education.
(d) Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or NaƟonal Innovation Diploma including the O’Level requirements.
(e) Candidates are to note that they will be required to provide their JAMB registration
number which they used in gaining admission to NCE, Diploma etc for Direct Entry


1.0 On the 2017 registration platform, Candidates are to note that their 2 choice can be a College of Education, University , Innovative Enterprise Instittutes, Polytechnics/Monotechnics, NDA (Nigerian Defence Academy) or Nigeria Police Academy .


This is to inform all Direct Entry Applicants that there will be no examination conducted by the board for them, The School of Choice choosen during registration are in-charge of any examination or screening process.


1.0 Registration fee for the 2017/2018 Direct Entry is Five Thousand Naira (₦5,000) only.

Candidates are also, as usual, to pay Five Hundred Naira (₦500) only to obtain the reading text-  ”The Last Days at Forcados High School” for Direct Entry Candidates. 

2.0 Candidates should note that e-PINS being purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable.

3.0 Candidates are advised to keep as confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of A TM Cards, e-mail addresses and E-Pins.


1.0 In line with the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB States and FCT Offices will be allowed to register candidates.

This is to avoid exploitation, off-line registration, mismatch of candidates’ particulars and other registration-irregularites.


1.0 The registration fee, once paid is non-refundable.
1.1 Registration for Direct Entry is available at the CBT centres and JAMB Offices Nationwide. The accredited centres have been empowered to assist in this regard.

1.2 As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as registration fee. Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions.

1.3 All CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating banks.
These banks are to be present in their premises for the purposes of collecting all fees. No centre-staff is allowed to conduct cash transaction with the candidates.

1.4 Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission
and instructions on how to complete the online registration before commencing the process of registration.

1.5 Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified.

1.6 Candidates should note that their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters.

1.7 Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or method of testing, they will also be tested on a general text: “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates.

1.8 Candidates are warned that the Board has not authorized or solicited the services of ANY establishment/group or individual other than the accredited CBT centres for this registration exercise.


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102 thoughts on “JAMB Direct Entry Registration Guidelines And Instructions For 2017”

  1. Hello,
    Please when I was doing my jamb registration the cafe I went to register is just used some new email to open it for me. I complained n they said it won’t be any problem.
    But right now I can’t log in to my account,it kept saying invalid details, n I opened a new one but whenever I want to check my result it kept telling me I’ve not written any. N I did n I’ve seen my result.
    Please what should I do.

    • You will have to use that email they used in opening the first one and check cos thats where the records are since that’s the one you used in writing the exam.

  2. Gudevenin sir I jus registered my direct entry today n jus discovered d operator made a mistake in ma choice of institution pls hw cn I change it…tanks

    • Good afternoon sir, pls i did my DE registration nit quiet long, but i later discovered that a mistake had been made on the examination no and the course…what can i do to change this.

  3. Pls is affidavit allowed for DE change of name, want to include my middle name e.g from akinwole segun to akinwole Matthew oluwasegun especially OOU

  4. please i need to confirm if UI collect NABTEB result besides i went to private polytechnic. Although i used jamb but i wasnt given admission. have paid jamb registration bf i left the school. am i still safe

  5. pls I need to know if its necessary for me to regularise before I register for DE bcos jamb offer me my first choice of course but my sch offer me d second choice.But so far its d exam numba used in given admission dat will be required,is it advisable to do regularisation.please sir I need a reply soon.

  6. Pls i have problem with my ND but i scored 7credit in my o level my ND result is not yet out. But i need to be in school this year what do i do?

  7. I don’t know is impossible. I registered for jamb and I want to register for DE because I want it much. What can I do?

  8. Good day… I am a National Diploma graduate. I purchased a fresh jamb this year because I needed it for Nigerian defense academy. But i also want to take direct entry into a university. Please how do i go about it…

  9. I have just registered for waec to credit my English,pls can I go on to apply for DE even without English? but I’m sure d result will be out around September..
    is it possible to apply with awaiting result (GCE) for DE?

  10. hi. pls i when the application of d.e form will be sterted and i dont understand the reading texbook they said we should buy becouse the texbook is thesame with jamb textbook and pls what is the total price of d.e application form thanks

  11. Am I going to obtain my jamb NO for the DE from the sch. I graduated? or is it that the jamb NO will automatically be issued to me on completing my E-pin purchase by jamb itself?

  12. I have diploma result but doesn’t have jamb registration number. What shld i do now? I don’t to miss this year DE registration.

  13. I have diploma result but i doesn’t has jamb reg. number. What shld i do now. I don’t want to miss this year DE registration.

  14. can i apply for bDEwithout my ND result 4 hve co but by july my result will be out pls am really wating for ur reply thanks.

  15. Which means i can register using a merit result, i just want to understand cause i have merit in my library and information science. Thanks

  16. Pls am DE student and l have upper credit but l have D7 in physics in my O level results and am going for mircobiology , pls l hope there will not be complain

  17. The send me text message that let login to my email to see my center and time, but I login I don’t see O…..


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