Direct Entry (DE) Students Write Jamb and Post UTME: Will DE Students sit for Jamb Exam this year?, Do Direct entry students (DE) write POST UTME to secure admission, Will Jamb Open Direct Entry Portal?, universities that accept direct entry.
In Todays episode of my ‘Jamb Doctor Series‘, I will answer the question “Do Direct Entry (DE) Students Write Jamb and Post UTME?” STAY TUNED!😎
This has been a pressing question for students who has registered or Intend to register for Jamb with the hope of securing admission to 200 level to study their desired course in their preferred Universities.
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Back to the subject matter, this question is that, after writing Jamb Exam before, Sat for Post UTME exam, gained admission to study a five (5) or four (4) years course in the University
Will I still be writing another Jamb and Post UTME exam to secure admission with Jamb direct Entry?
To best answer the question, I will explain the Prospect of Jamb Direct Entry Admission, how it is different form the normal UTME exam and whether or not they will sit for Jamb, Post UTME or not. ENJOY!
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What Is Jamb Direct Entry?
Direct entry for jamb is primarily for those that already possess a diploma certificate and want to go for a degree programme in the university. So if you wish to apply for Jamb Direct Entry you must…
…already have Bachelors in any degree from the University or finished from Polytechnics with their ND (National Diploma) or HND (Higher National Diploma).
So, a student who first studied Pharmacology in the University, or Pharmacy technician in Polytechnic and want to study Pharmacy, will not have to apply through Jamb UTME to begin from 100
Instead, you apply through Jamb direct entry to any University of your choice, where you stand the chance of gaining admission to 200 level.
Haven understood what Jamb Direct entry entails, lets now see if students for direct entry will be sitting for Jamb Exam.
Do Direct Entry (DE) Students Write Jamb
NO, Direct Entry students do not and will not write Jamb for 2022/2023.
Recently, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) disclosed that all students who had already been matriculated into higher academic institutions of learning were not qualified and eligible to participate for the UTME.
So, since direct entry students had already sat for Jamb before now, and have been matriculated by the school they first got admission into, they will not be sitting for Jamb again.
This information was disclosed by Public Relations Officer of JAMB, Mr. Fabian Benjamin.
“Direct Entry candidates are now required to attempt an aptitude test which is school-based. They are not required anymore to sit for the UTME exams. Please note that the school based aptitude test is from the universities.
I guess this statement answers our next question; Do Direct Entry (DE) Students Write Post UTME Exam
Do Direct Entry (DE) Students Write Post UTME
YES, Direct entry students will write Post UTME for the schools the selected in Jamb provided the school writes Post UTME.
As Mr. Fabian rightly said, you will not be sitting for Jamb UTME exam, but this do not in any way prevent the school you applied to in Jamb from screening you.
So, if you applied to a university that do not write Post utme in Jamb, then you will neither Sit for Jamb nor Write Post UTME exam.
What Is The Difference Between Jamb Direct Entry (DE) and UTME
From the explanation above, you would see that Jamb UTME is completely different from Direct Entry Jamb, here are some of the Basic differences…
|S/N||JAMB DE||JAMB UTME|
|1.||Jamb DE stands for Direct Entry||Jamb UTME stands for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination|
|2.||Only students who already had a degree from any University or Polytechnics in Nigeria can apply for this.||Students with a diploma, just O’ level certificate are qualified for this Exam.|
|3.||Direct Entry Students can also Apply for Jamb UTME if they want||Jamb UTME students (students with just credits in O’ level (Waec, Neco or Nabteb) can only apply for UTME and not DE|
|4.||Admission is straight to 200level in any University once admitted||Admission is to 100 level once admitted.|
With this differences, I hope you now see clearly that Jamb direct entry is quite different from JAMB UTME.
Will All Universities Conduct Post UTME for DE students
NO, not all universities will conduct Post UTME exam for Direct entry students.
Some Universities, like UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG et all, are known to conduct Post UTME for student, and as such will likely do the same for DE students
Frequently Asked Questions
Does direct entry require JAMB?
Direct Entry do not require Jamb, it could be through Nabteb A’ level, JUPEB or IJMB. But students who want to use Jamb Direct entry you will have to buy Jamb form for direct entry student once the form is out for sale.
What is the difference between JAMB and direct entry?
Jamb is different from direct Entry, but Jamb Direct Entry is not different from Jamb.
I have already shown the difference between Jamb Direct Entry and Jamb HERE, but other direct entry exams must not necessarily be through Jamb.
How Much Is Jamb Direct Entry Form?
Jamb direct entry form is sold for exactly the same price as Jamb UTME form, which is 3500 Naira.
You can get a total breakdown of this price HERE
Jamb Direct entry students will definitely not sit for Jamb UTME exam, but whether or not they write Post UTME is dependent on the school they apply to.
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