The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has resumed the suspended 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise. More so, the Board has released a new guideline for DE registration to avoid the use of fake A level certificate to be admitted into universities. The Board Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede made this public on 20th March 2023 in a conference in the nation's capital, noting that the exercise will be closed on 28th April 2023.
“You will recall that the board commenced the 2023 direct entry registration on Monday, 20th February 2023, but had to immediately suspend it following the discovery of the plethora of devices and machinations to circumvent and compromise the standard of A ‘level qualifications required from DE candidates,” he said.
“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. For instance, it was discovered that, in previous years, some candidates used unacceptable and forged A’ level certificates/qualifications to register for Direct Entry and eventually got admitted. For example, out of 148 candidates verified by BUK, only 6 were found to be genuine. By implication 142 of the results were forged.
“The board, concerned stakeholders and institutions are working assiduously to detect such and the ones already found, are being dealt with according to the provisions of the law.”
Oloyede said the board has introduced new guidelines to checkmate forgery of results as registration resumes.“In order to further checkmate the anomaly and to also prevent the recurrence of such irregularity, the Board has decided that the 2023 DE registrations will not only be restricted to JAMB (Professional Test Centres (PTCs) but will also be done under strict supervision,” he said.
“The board has provided additional guidelines to all DE registration outlets (JAMB-owned centres), officers of the board and candidates on the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise:
“At the point of registration, all candidates must fill in: registration/matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subject(s) of qualification; Awarding Institution; Institution actually attended.”